Llangollen Round Challenge Walk
A challenge walk from Llangollen that takes in the summits surrounding the town.This walk includes the Washi of Moel FfernaThis walk includes the Hewitt of Moel FfernaThis walk includes the Nuttall of Moel Fferna
|52.66 km||1843 m||13 hours plus - or a more leisurely 2 o3 days|
Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.
Start and Finish: Llangollen
All the facilities needed are in Llangollen, with some en route at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the Ponderosa Cafe at the summit of the Horseshoe Pass.
The length of the route makes this a tough proposition with sections on high moors that need more care in mist.
Llangollen is well served with buses from Wrexham area.Traveline for UK Public Transport
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Summits and Places on this Route
Llangollen Round Challenge Walk Details
The Clwydian Hills around Llangollen are probably one of the best kept secrets in North Wales. While there are many easier walks around Llangollen, the Llangollen Round is the ultimate circular route that explores the entire skyline. It was devised as a challenge walk to raise money for Cancer Research with more information on joining the annual challenge walk on the Llangollen Round website.
The Llangollen Round Route
The challenge walk starts off at the top of Allt y Gwernant (SJ225 397) but most who are completing the walk the rest of the year will need to add this section to their walk. Starting off in Llangollen, it initially heads east to Froncysyllte before crossing the world famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. It’s then along the Offa’s Dyke National Trail to the Llangollen Panorama Walk and along the limestone escarpments of Eglwyseg Mountain. The Llangollen Round continues over the heather clad Cyrn-y-Brain before some respite at the Ponderosa at the Horseshoe Pass. It’s then onward over Llantysilio Mountain and the summits of Moel y Faen, Moel y Gamelin and Moel Morfydd before a more leisurely section along the Clwyidan Way to Carrog.
Not surprisingly, many choose to walk the Llangollen Round as a two or three day walk.
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