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Liberty Hall Walk from Corwen

By Dave Roberts   

on June 15, 2018    No ratings yet.

Liberty Hall Walk from Corwen

Further Details

Route Summary:

Quiet walking along lesser known hills from Corwen into the lower Berwyn foothills.

Route Start Location: Corwen

Distance
Ascent
Time
13.16 km 409 m 4 hours

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

Activivity Type: Moderate Walk

Summits and Places on this Route

Facilities

Pubs, cafes and shops in Corwen. Couple of pubs in Cynwyd, though we recommend checking they are still open before visiting (Prince of Wales and Blue Lion – neither have an online presence)

 Hazards

Some sections on moorland might need care in hill fog.

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 : LL21 0DW

Car parking in Corwen

Public Transport:

Corwen is served by buses from both Dolgellau/Y Bala and Llangollen/Wrexham areas.

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Liberty Hall Walk from Corwen Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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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 the Prince of Wales in 1400 at his nearby manor of Glyndyfrdwy.

With a steady approach via forestry tracks, you’ll appreciate the open views on the moorland. While Liberty Hall isn’t on a named hill, it is on a prominent position on the flanks of Moel Fferna with an incredible view across the valley and to the mountains beyond. While Liberty Hall was build in the early 20th century by Lord Newborough, it wasn’t an easy place to reach and maintain and so was soon abandoned. It must have been an impressive place to visit during it’s heyday.

The route then descends to the village of Cynwyd before following the disused railway back to Corwen.

The Route

Crossing grouse moor, forestry and an old shooting lodge, there’s plenty of interest on this route.

You can download an excellent leaflet and map at the link below for full details of this walk and information about the geology and wildlife you may encounter on the way.

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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