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Easy Walk to the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen

By Dave Roberts   

on May 27, 2018    4.5/5 (2)

Easy Walk to the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen

Further Details

Route Summary:

Ramble from Berwyn Station near Llangollen that takes in the Horseshoe Falls

Route Start Location: Llantysilio or Berwyn Station near Llangollen

Distance
Ascent
Time
1.28 km 32 m under 1 hour

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

Activivity Type: Very Easy Walk

Summits and Places on this Route

Facilities

The Chainbridge Hotel is on the route.

 Hazards

n/a

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 : LL20 8BN

Car parking at the start of the walk.

Public Transport:

Llangollen is well served with buses from Wrexham area and they pass along the A5 nearby. However, for anyone based between Corwen and Llangollen, a trip on the Llangollen Railway is a must!

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Easy Walk to the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Easy Walk to the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen

This walk to the Horseshoe Falls on the Afon Dyfrdwy (River Dee) starts from Berwyn, a station on the Llangollen Railway. The Horseshoe Falls, despite their popularity are actually a man-made feature bult by Thomas Telford in order to feed the Llangollen Canal. The nearby A5 was also built by Telford as the main London – Holyhead  road, now largely used by tourists.

The Chainbridge has recently been restored and makes an interesting and popular way to cross the Afon Dyfrdwy (River Dee) to the Chainbridge Hotel. It was built by the incredibly named – Exuperious Pickering – in 1814 to transport lime from the Llangollen Canal to the A5, but the original has been rebuilt and strengthened.

The Route

The walk itself is a straightforward ramble that follows the Clwydian Way and you can either return the same way or follow a slightly higher return via the road if you want to do a circular walk.

You can download an excellent leaflet and map at the link below for full details of this walk and information about the history you may encounter on the way as part of a walk from Llangollen.
More information.

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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