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Loggerheads to Cilcain on the Leete Path

By Dave Roberts   

on June 12, 2018    No ratings yet.

Loggerheads to Cilcain on the Leete Path

Further Details

Route Summary:

An easy walk along the Leet Path from Loggerheads

Route Start Location: Loggerheads Country Park

10.74 km 282 m 3 hours

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

Activivity Type: Easy Moderate Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


Cafe and toilets at Loggerheads and pub nearby.


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 :

At Loggerheads country park

Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport

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Loggerheads to Cilcain on the Leete Path Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Loggerheads to Cilcain on the Leete Path

This walk from the Loggerheads Country Park takes you along the Leete Path and the Afon Alyn to Cilcain before returning along the flanks of Frith Mountain (part of Moel Famau) to gain enough height for a view without being too strenuous. Most of the initial section along the Leet Path shares the route with the Clwydian Way.

The Leete Path follows a 2m wide leat that was constructed in the 1820s to divert water from Loggerheads to power the lead mining activity downstream as the river was full of sink holes into which water would be lost. The leat was built by the Mold Mines Company as the area was an important lead mining centre until the mines closed in the 1870s.

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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