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Llangollen Round Challenge Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on May 27, 2018    No ratings yet.

Llangollen Round Challenge Walk

Further Details

Route Summary:

A challenge walk from Llangollen that takes in the summits surrounding the town.

This walk includes the Washi of Moel Fferna

This walk includes the Hewitt of Moel Fferna

This walk includes the Nuttall of Moel Fferna

Route Start Location: Llangollen

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.

Activivity Type: Epic Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


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.

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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Llangollen Round Challenge Walk Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Llangollen Round Challenge Walk

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.

The final section takes in parts of the North Berwyn Way and the foothills of Moel Fferna and Vivod Mountain before a final, weary descent into Llangollen.

Not surprisingly, many choose to walk the Llangollen Round as a two or three day walk.

We recommend you buy the guidebook as proceeds go to Cancer Research. Note that this is NOT an affiliate link and Mud and Routes do not take a commission.

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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