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Llanferres to Maeshafn Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on June 12, 2018    No ratings yet.

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Llanferres to Maeshafn Walk

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Route Summary:

A short walk in former mining country in the Clwydian Range AONB

Route Start Location: Llanferres

6.18 km 246 m 2 hours

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

Activivity Type: Easy Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


Two pubs on this walk, with the Miner’s Arms in Maeshafn and the Druid Inn in Llanferres.


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Llanferres to Maeshafn Walk

A gentle countryside ramble in the Clwydian Range from Llanferres to Maeshafn in former lead mining country. There are a couple of pubs on the way with the Miner’s Arms in Maeshafn and the Druid Inn in Llanferres. It’s a straightforward circular walk with a good mix of woodland walking, countryside and gaining just enough height to enjoy some views across Dyffryn Alun.

Maeshafn was named after the Maes-y-safn lead mine. This was one of the largest in North East Wales and was an important employer until the early 20th century. While the area has recovered from the pollution this industry caused, there are still clear reminders of this legancy in the name of the village pub, Miner’s Arms, and the nearby Miner’s bridge that joined the two villages.

The Route You can download an excellent leaflet and map at the link below for full details of this walk.

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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