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Walks Around Ruabon Mountain

Walks Around Ruabon Mountain

by: David Berry
Lying to the west of Wrexham and north of Llangollen is a wild open historic upland landscape, with heather covered Ruabon Mountain at its centre. It is part of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB. On its western edge extending south from World's End is one of the most spectacular limestone escarpments in Britain. Further north is Cyrn-y-Brain with its prominent telecommunications masts. Its northern side includes Llandegla Forest, Esclusham and Minera Mountains, bordered by the Clywedog valley, Minera, Gwynfryn, Bwlchgwyn and Coedpoeth.

The 28 walks in this book range from an easy one-mile stroll around an upland country park to an exhilarating 10-mile walk exploring the dramatic limestone escarpment of Eglwyseg Mountain. Each walk entry begins with a short overview description giving an indication of difficulty and features plus the starting point including grid reference. Detailed route finding instructions follow in numbered paragraphs relating to numbered points on an associated sketch map. A summary chart of the walks gives length, grade, time, links with other walks and terrain features.

The walk locations are:
Wat's Dyke from Caergwrle - 2.5 or 4 miles
Caergwrle Castle - 3.75 miles
Waun-y-Llyn Country Park - 1.25 miles
Hope Mountain from Caergwrle - 3.5 or 5 miles
Waun-y-Llyn and Wood Pitt Nature Reserve - 4.25 miles
Nant Y Ffrith from Llanfynydd - 5 miles
Nant Y Ffrith from Bwlchgwyn - 5 miles
Minera from Lead Mine Centre - 3 or 4.5 miles
Minera Mountain and Fron-deg - 9 miles
Esclusham Mountain - 2.75 miles
Coed Llandegla from Visitor Centre - 3 or 5 miles
Cyrn-y-Brain and Coed Llandegla - 7 miles
Cyrn-y-Brain from Horseshoe Pass - 4.5 miles
World's End from Horseshoe Pass - 9 miles
Cyrn-y-Brain from Horseshoe Pass - 7.25 miles
Eglwyseg Escarpment from World's End - 10 miles
Eglwyseg and Ruabon Mountains - 9.5 miles
Newtown Mountain Forest from Rhos - 6.25 miles
Cae-Llwyd and Ty Mawr Reservoirs from Rhos - 5 or 7 miles
Nant Mill from Minera Lead Mine Centre - 2.5 miles
Nant Mill from Minera Lead Mine Centre - 3 miles
Bersham Ironworks from Nant Mill Visitor Centre - 3 miles
Ty Mawr Reservoir from Nant Mill Visitor Centre - 6.5 miles
Bersham and Felin Puleston - 2.5 miles
Felin Puleston and King's Mill - 2 or 3.75 miles
Erddig from Felin Puleston, Wrexham - 4.75 miles
Wat's Dyke from Erddig - 2.75 miles
Sontley, from Felin Puleston, Wrexham - 5 or 7.75 miles

ISBN 9781902302836 Pages 41 (2010) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 4.95