Future Walks

 Our next walk is at Loggerheads on May 26th 2019 

Loggerheads Country Park is a very special place, rich in wild life and heritage and an ideal northern gateway for visitors wishing to explore the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley.

A network of waymarked footpaths radiate from the park – west to Moel Famau Country Park and Offa’s Dyke National Trail, north along the Leete Path to Cilcain and Devil’s Gorge, east to Cadole and Pantymwyn and south-east to Maeshafn and Moel Findeg Local Nature Reserve. Loggerheads sits below the dramatic limestone cliffs of the Alyn Valley where the river enters steep wooded gorges and open and secluded grasslands.

Limestone influences all parts of the park and the nearby hamlet of Cadole. It has not only shaped the appearance of the landscape but also influences the plants that grow here, both the flower-strewn grasslands on the clifftops and the damp riverside woodlands.

Limestone also drew industry to the area. The rich mineral veins in the rock were extensively mined for lead during the 18th and 19th centuries and Cadole was built to house the miners.

Walk information

‘A’ Party Leader  Stuart Drysdale    

Distance  13.25 miles       

Climbing   2900 ft         

Leaving the coach Loggerheads

We leave Loggerheads following the River Alyn north then head for Cilcain. Taking field paths we head north-west past Tre-lan and Firwood Farm, from where we head south-west to Moel Arthur (1,497’), the site of an Iron-age hill fort. Here we pick up the Offa’s Dyke Path to the Jubilee Tower on Moel Famau (1,818’), then head off north-east to go over Ffrith Mountain, then back to Loggerheads for refreshments and the coach home.

 

‘B+’ Party Leader    Sean & Sue    

Distance  11 miles        

Climbing  1600 ft          

Leaving the coach at  Loggerheads

Starting from Loggerheads Country Park, we head south over fields and bridleways to Llanferres.  We then skirt Hen to reach the Visitors Park before ascending through forest to the summit of Moel Famau. We descend heading towards Ffrith mountain, eventually picking up the Leet path along the river back to Loggerheads for a well earned refreshment.

 

 

‘B’ Party Leaders    The Likely Lads  

Distance 9 miles          

Climbing 750 ft          

Leaving the coach at Loggerheads

From Loggerhead we head north along the Leete Path next to the River Alyn passing the abandoned mines of Devil’s Gorge (scary) until we reach Pont-Newydd, we then head west pick up with the Clwydian Way following a wood to reach Cilcane, then it’s south west, and a bit of a climb to reach Cae Neyydd, the highest part of the walk with views of Moel Famau in the distance. It’s downhill from here, heading south skirting Ffrith Mountian passing the substainable forest of Britbdir Mawr  before heading east back to Loggerhead for drinks etc.

 

‘C’ Party Leaders    Rob Brook  

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