This short climb follows the Offa's Dyke Path from the Clywd Forest to Moel Arthur in the Clwydian Range AONB.
You can start the walk from the car park at the eastern end of the Clywd Forest, about a mile north west of Moel Arthur. You then follow good footpaths to the summit where there are lovely views over the Vale of Clywd and the other mountains on the Clwydian Range. In the autumn months the hill slopes are a lovely site, covered in pretty heather. The area also has an interesting history with an Iron Age Hillfort and some of the largest banks and ditches in the area.
If you would like to extend your walking in the area then you could continue south along the Offa's Dyke Path to the nearby Moel Famau Country Park. Here you can climb the 1818ft high Moel Famau for wonderful views of the Wirral, Merseyside, Snowdonia, the Dee Valley and the coast.
Moel Arthur PostcodeLL16 4NB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Moel Arthur Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Moel Arthur Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Moel Arthur OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Moel Arthur Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Moel Arthur Pubs/Cafes
You could head into the nearby village of Bodfari for some refreshments after your walk. It's located about 2 miles north west of the hill and can be reached by following the Offa's Dyke Path. In the village you will find The Dinorben Arms, a traditional pub steeped in history. It has an attractive interior, a great menu and good selection of drinks. There's also a fabulous outdoor terrace where you can relax outside and soak in the views of the surrounding hills and countryside. You can find the pub at postcode LL164DA for your sat navs.
It's worth exploring the pretty village too where you can visit the Church of St Stephen, which lies at the heart of the settlement, and has its origins in medieval times, dating back to at least the eleventh century.