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Walks in the Hidden Heart of North Wales

Walks in the Hidden Heart of North Wales

by: David Berry
This guide provides twenty-one walks exploring the open moors and hills, valleys, lakes, woods and forests of a little known beautiful unspoilt upland area lying between the Vale of Clwyd and the Snowdonia National Park. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a timeless landscape, occupied by man since earliest times, steeped in history and folklore. Visit Bronze Age burial sites, Iron Age hillforts, a medieval castle site and ancient house. Marvel at the panoramic views.

Follow a network of old drovers' routes, ancient highways and former coaching roads. Enjoy the popular circuit of Llyn Brenig and the newly created Alwen Trail. Visit scattered ancient communities, including Cerrigydrudion and the attractive estate village of Pentrefoelas, both lying on an important drovers' route and the original 18th century London to Holyhead turnpike coach road.

The walks range from a 2.5 long mile archaeological trail to an exhilarating 10.5-mile moorland challenge linking three large lakes. The guide includes sketch maps with numbered cross references to the detailed route instructions.

The walk locations are:
Afon Clywedog and Foel Ganol from Cyffylliog - 4 miles
Clywedog Reservoir and Foel Uchaf from Cyffylliog - 9 miles
Pincyn Llys from Cyffylliog - 7 miles
Pincyn Llys from Clocaenog - 6 miles
Cwm Alwen from Llanfihangel - 4.5 or 7 miles
Craig Bron-Banog from Pentre-Llyn Cymmer - 8 miles
Llyn Brenig from Visitor Centre - 10.5 miles
Archaelogical Trail from Llyn Brenig - 2.5 miles
Alwen Trail from the dam Alwyn Reservoir - 7 miles
Caer Caradog from Llanfihangel - 2.5 or 5.5 miles
Around Cwm Ceirw from Llangwm - 8.5 miles
Craig Yr Iyrchen from Cerrigydrudion - 1.5 or 6.5 miles
Cwm Penanner - 6.5 miles
Llyn Y Cwrt from Glasfryn - 4.5 or 6.5 miles
Mwdwl-eithin from Glasfryn - 8.25 miles
Cwm Merddwr from Pentrefoelas - 3.75 or 5.75 miles
Foel Las Motte and Ffridd-Y-Foel from Pentrefoelas - 5.5 miles
Pentrefoelas Round - 4.5 or 7.5 miles
Three Lakes Trail from Llyn Aled - 10.5 miles
Around Aled Isaf - 7.5 or 8.5 miles
Around Cwm Cledwen from Gwytherin - 4 or 6 miles

ISBN 9781902302539 Pages 41 (2007) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 3.95