Llangollen Round Circular Walk
Explore the beautiful area around the town of Llangollen, in Denbighshire, on this circular walk, devised to raise funds for the Cancer Research UK charity. This is a challenging walk visiting every summit around the Vale of Llangollen with views of Snowdonia, the mid-Wales mountains, the River Dee Valley and the Shropshire Hills.
Highlights on the walk include the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (video below) - the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain.
You will also visit Moel y Gaer (Welsh for 'bald hill of the fortress') an Iron Age hill fort on the summit of Llantysilio Mountain.
To extend your walking in the area you could enjoy a waterside stroll along the Llangollen Canal and visit the beautiful Horseshoe Falls.
The route passes close to the wonderful Castell Dinas Bran. There are fabulous views over the Dee Valley from the elevated position of the medieval castle ruins.
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Llangollen Round Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Llangollen Round Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Llangollen Round OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Llangollen Round Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Near the route you can visit the worthy villages of Glyn Ceiriog and Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog where you can explore the beautiful Upper Ceiriog Valley. The splendid Berwyn Mountains can also be explored on the North Berwyn Way in this area.
The Dee Valley starts/finishes in the town. It will take you west to the settlements of Corwen and Carrog on a challenging 15 mile waymarked trail.