Easy Walk to the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen

Route Summary:

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

Distance: 1.3 Kms

Ascent: 30 metres

Time: under 1 hour

Start and Finish: Llantysilio or Berwyn Station near Llangollen


The Chainbridge Hotel is on the route.



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!


Car parking at the start of the walk.

Post Code for Sat Nav: LL20 8BN

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Easy Walk to the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen Details

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.

Walk to the Horseshoe Falls Map and GPX Download

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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.
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