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The Dee Valley Way

By Dave Roberts   

on December 9, 2012    No ratings yet.

The Dee Valley Way

Further Details

Route Summary:

A waymarked trail high above the Dee Valley that takes in some hills before finishing off on the Llangollen Canal.

Route Start Location: Corwen to Llangollen

20.58 km 625 m 7 - 8 hours

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

Activivity Type: Strenuous Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


The path decsends to Rhewl, which has a pub – – and past the Chainbridge Hotel near the Horseshoe Falls.


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.

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Public Transport:

There are regular buses between Corwen and Llangollen, so you can return to the start.

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Recommended Maps


The Dee Valley Way Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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The Dee Valley Way

The Dee Valley Way is a waymarked route between Corwen and Llangollen in the Clwydian and Dee Valley AONB that can be walked in either direction. It doesn’t climb higher than 400m or so, but does so a few times, making this a reasonably hard day’s walking. Fortunately, you pass through a number of villages on the way, so you’ve plenty of rest stops along the way.

The rotue sets off from Corwen, heading languidly towards Llantysilio Mountain, which the route eventually passes over without actually hitting any summits. It’s then down to the Horseshoe Falls and the Chainbridge at Berwyn Station before a final walk along the Llangollen Canal to Llangollen.

For a longer outing over two days the route can be combined with the North Berwyn Way which meanders over the northern Berwyn foothills.

The Route

Click here to view the full description and download a printable route guide and map.

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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