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Ceiriog Valley Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on May 26, 2018    No ratings yet.

Posted as a walk in – Berwyn Hills, Europe, Wales

Ceiriog Valley Walk

Further Details

Route Summary:

The Ceiriog Valley Walk is a local trail that joins the villages of Dyffryn Ceiriog in North East Wales.

Route Start Location: Chirk - Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog

19.74 km 706 m 6-7 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: 

Summits and Places on this Route


There are a number of pubs on the way, with Llanarmon DC boasting two – The Hand and the West Arms, making walking it in this direction particularly appealing. Both pubs also do food.


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Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking : LL14 5PQ

Free parking in Chirk  town centre – (behind Hand Hotel)

Public Transport:

The route has been designed around public transport, from the start at Chirk Station with return buses available from various sections of the walk. There are only a handful of buses back from Llanarmon DC, the no 64.

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Recommended Maps

The official site provides printable 1:25,000 mapping so you probably won’t even need to buy a map.


Ceiriog Valley Walk Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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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 linear walk you can easily return to your starting point. Of course, you could always stay at Llanarmon DC in one of the hotels and walk back the next day. The Hand, despite the remote location is quite luxurious and has a high quality menu available.

The route starts from Chirk, following good tracks and bridlways, including the Maelor Way and the confusingly similarly named Ceiriog Trail which is a bridleway promoted for equestrian and mountain biking. Crossing the Offa’s Dyke National Trail before heading off through the villages of Pontfadog, Glyn Ceiriog and eventually to Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog.

For full details of this walk, visit the official site.

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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