Berwyn Hills Walks

The Berwyn lie unloved and forgotten between the National Park and the Clwydian Hills AONB. They’re the highest ground in Wales that’s not protected by either National Park or AONB status. There are currently plans afoot in order to incorporate it into the Clwydian AONB, though there’s a strong movement against this amongst landowners in the area that smacks of similarities to the outright rejection of the Cambrian Mountains National Park in the early seventies.

Whilst they’re less known than the hills in the park, they still provide good walking. With long ridges in all directions, you can easily plan long days in the hills that can often be difficult to arrange in the park outside the Carneddau without either linking two ranges together or going low-land.

Despite the 830m highest point, they’re never mountainous with their most spectacular aspect being the easterly slopes above Llyn Lluncaws.

Liberty Hall Walk from Corwen

Liberty Hall Walk from Corwen

The northern end of the Berwyn Hills are part of the Clwydian and Dee Valley AONB, and the Liberty Hall Walk from Corwen takes you up onto Bryn Llys and to the old hunting lodge of Liberty Hall.  Corwen is a small town which is known for it’s links to Owain Glyndwr who declared himself …

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Ceiriog Valley Walk

The Ceiriog Valley Walks is a waymarked trail from Chirk on the English border deep into the Berwyn Hills of North Wales. The Ceiriog Valley Walk was devised by the Chirk and Ceiriog Valley Partnership in order to connect all the villages in the valley. It’s also devised around public transport, so even if it a …

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North Berwyn Way

North Berwyn Way

The North Berwyn Way is a waymarked trail in the Berwyn hills promoted by Denbighshire council. The North Berwyn Way follows the northern foothills of the Berwyn Range, following the southern boundary of the Clwydian Hills and Dee Valley AONB. This makes a suitable mid level route, or it can be combined with the Dee …

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The Berwyn Range and Cwm Pennant from Llandrillo

Cadair Berwyn Walk from Llandrillo

To the south of the Clwydian Range lies the Berwyn hills, which fall neither in the Snowdonia National Park or the Clwydian Range AONB. This is a walk to the highest summit from Llandrillo. Difficulties: Activity Type: Walks —-Hard Walk Submitted by: daveroberts The Route This is a challenging hill walk to Cadair Berwyn across …

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