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Llangollen History Trail

By Dave Roberts   

on November 22, 2011    No ratings yet.

Llangollen History Trail

Further Details

Route Summary:

Ramble from Llangollen that takes in the Horseshoe Falls, Vale Crucis Abbey and Castell Carreg Bran.

Route Start Location: Llangollen

11.17 km 325 m 4 - 5 hours

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

Activivity Type: Moderate Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


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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 :

In Llangollen.

Public Transport:

Llangollen is well served with buses from Wrexham area.

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Recommended Maps


Llangollen History Trail Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Llangollen History Trail

The Llangollen History Trail takes in the Horseshoe Falls, Valle Crucis Abbey and Castell Dinas Bran along the way. The Clwydian Hills are probably one of the best kept secrets in North Wales. There are many walking routes in the area, this is one from the official Clwydian AONB site.

The Route

The walk start off from Llangollen and follows the banks of the River Dee and the canal via The Clwydian Way. The route passes Vale Crucis Abbey and on the final section you’re straight uphill to the hilltop castle of Castell Dinas Bran before ending on a short decent to Llangollen.

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.
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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