Easy Walk to the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen
Route Summary: Ramble from Berwyn Station near Llangollen that takes in the Horseshoe Falls
Ramble from Berwyn Station near Llangollen that takes in the Horseshoe Falls
|1.28 km||32 m||under 1 hour|
Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.
Start and Finish: Llantysilio or Berwyn Station near Llangollen
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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.
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.