From Llangollen - excellent scenery along the Offa's Dyke path - January 2001
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We had managed a couple of short, local walks already during
January, but this walk, on the last day of a frosty spell, was truly
Starting from the centre of Llangollen, we stocked
up with a variety of provisions in the main street,
before crossing the Dee bridge and joining the
canal bank, which we followed upstream (yes,
really!) to Pentrefelin. Here we left the canal and
took to the fields paths past Valle Crucis Abbey to
Tan-y-Fron. Crossing the minor road here, another
path follows the bank of the Eglwyseg River until it
meets a minor road - the road to World's End!
There is little option but to follow this road - however it is very
narrow and very quiet, and we met few vehicles before arriving at
World's End, which despite its exciting name is marked merely by
a ford in a forest.
The walk so far has been a very pleasant stroll, little more,
though the scenery was very attractive on this frosty, slightly
misty day. From World's End however things change considerably.
Turning to face back towards Llangollen, we joined the Offa's Dyke
path, which here traverses the hillside beneath the crags which
are a major scenic feature of the area. And this path is one of the
best - a fascinating narrow way, facing the best of the views as we
At Rock Farm, about halfway back, the path joins another minor
road, though once again it proved to be a very quiet one, taking
us eventually to the back of Castell Dinas Bran, where the day's
steepest ascent took us to the ruins on the hill overlooking
Time for a few photographs....
....before following the steeply descending path back to
Llangollen where, after a quick cup of tea, we returned to the car
and headed for home.