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Llangollen

Denbighshire


Slow Ways linking Llangollen and Chirk, Corwen, Llanarmon, Mold, Rhosllanerchrugog, Ruthin

Wales / Denbighshire / Llangollen

Llangollen’s six Slow Ways are 54% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 5/6
verified: 2/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Slow Way Route To do
Corwen—Llangollen
Corllan one

Double check Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 868m Descent 921m
Corwen—Llangollen
Corllan two Survey me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 842m Descent 789m
Corwen—Llangollen
Corllan three Review me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent - Descent -
Llangollen—Chirk
Llachi one

Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 164m Descent 194m
Llangollen—Chirk
Llachi two Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 407m Descent 381m
Llangollen—Chirk
Llachi three Survey me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Llangollen—Mold
Llamol one Review me Distance 30km/19mi Ascent 773m Descent 745m
Llangollen—Mold
Llamol two Pioneer me Distance 35km/22mi Ascent 814m Descent 782m
Llanarmon—Llangollen
Llanallan one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 618m Descent 436m
Llangollen—Rhosllanerchrugog
Llarho one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 226m Descent 323m
Llangollen—Rhosllanerchrugog
Llarho two Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Llangollen—Rhosllanerchrugog
Llarho three Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Ruthin—Llangollen
Rutlla one Pioneer me Distance 27km/16mi Ascent 725m Descent 733m

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Collective progress

54% of Llangollen’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

13/13

drawn

11/13

reviewed

0/13

surveyed

4/13

verified

12 people have contributed to Llangollen’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Llangollen

185km out of 246km have been walked and reviewed

363km of reviews have been shared in Llangollen

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From Corwen we head out of the village along the paved road over the bridge, before turning uphill on an unpaved track running up to Caer Drewyn. Turning away from the main road along an unpaved road, it reaches a dead end at a car park, where our path heads into the woods and uphill. The route climbs uphill again alongside a fence, before heading up another constant, and sometimes steep, climb through gorse and moss to the treeline of the plantation above. The path runs along a track running alongside the woods on our right....

Hiking Historian

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Planned on walking this soon, but, as the previous reviewer noted, it goes through the fenced off demolished remains of a chemical plant in the centre of Cefn Mawr. So this route is not in any way feasible. Will definitely give LlaRho Two a go!...

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Not walked the route, but in the research before hand, I agree with many of the points risen by the previous reviewer: the section by Fedw doesn't appear to exist any more (it features on Explorer maps, but not on the Standard); and the section from Wern appears to go along a bridleway which has been blocked by fencing, and then doesn't exist at all uphill as it approaches Carrog Plantation. Rest of the route looks great, and can't wait to walk it!...

Hiking Historian

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The vast majority is along the predominantly wooded towpath of the Llangollen Canal with a very short walk through the town in Llangollen and a slightly longer walk along the pavement past Chirk Station to the meeting place in Chirk. Transport-wise there are buses to Chirk and Llangollen and trains to Chirk....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Llachi three

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David Sanderson took this photo on Llachi two

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It's not far from the pretty high street in Chirk to the well managed grounds of Chirk Castle. There's another brief climb at Pen-y-coed, but this delivers you to a panoramic view of Llangollen before you reach the touristy town. There are cafes, shops and a couple of pubs in Chirk as well as buses and the railway....

David Sanderson

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The canal towpath was accessible and the surface was smooth, making the walk pleasant and easy going. Parts of this canal walk were quiet, making this a peaceful and serene walk....

Sumaiya

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From a route walking point of view, it’s best to stay on the east side of the Dee bridge in Llangollen right at the start, but it was worth crossing it to look at the view of the water falls and the heritage railway station. It was very busy with tourists on a sunny Saturday in April, at Llangollen and at the aqueduct, but the route south between the aqueduct and Chirk was really quiet, until we reached the end where the chocolate factory made its presence known, by smell as well as sound!...

Mary Oz

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This is a lovely route marred by a horrendous inaccuracy at the north end of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. It expects you to fly/abseil 30 metres/100 feet between the valley floor and the aqueduct towpath. LlaChi Three is the corrected version....

Mary Oz

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It started with a very nice walk through woods, full of wild flowers, before entering the well-tended landscape of Chirk Castle. This was a really gorgeous route, although a little more strenuous than our walk back along the canal....

Mary Oz

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Llangollen—Chirk

David Sanderson added Llachi three, a new walk from Llangollen to Chirk

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Really great route with fantastic views over the Dee Valley, Cwydian Hills, and Berwyns....

Eddie Jones

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Canal towpaths make for easy navigation and good conditions underfoot....

Eddie Jones

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Beautiful views of the Rivers Dee and Ceiriog and their valleys, two aqueducts with great views make it special....

Peteproadventure

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A very nice, enjoyable walk....

Tim Ryan

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The traffic in the main was an outing of horse and traps....

Tim Ryan

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Corwen—Llangollen

Tim Ryan added Corllan three, a new walk from Corwen to Llangollen

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Path obstructed in Nercwys forest by trees and undergrowth, - we are working on getting it opened up. Alternatives nearby. I suggest a new "Node" be created at Llandegla to provide more link routes....

Howard White

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Corwen—Llangollen

Hiking Historian pledged to walk Corllan two

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Corwen—Llangollen

Hiking Historian pledged to walk Corllan one

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Usually I catch the Arriva number 5 bus from Johnstown into Llangollen and then walk it backwards. The canal path is multimodal so keep an eye out for bikes and it can get a bit muddy in places. Recommended walk...

alanh02

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Corwen—Llangollen

MaddyT added Corllan two, a new walk from Corwen to Llangollen

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This is a scenic and varied route that follows the Dee valley Corwen - Carrog and the North Berwyn hills Carrog - Llangollen. I found it easy to navigate, though I don’t recommend the North Berwyn hills in poor visibility. Also, good hiking boots are essential for this section as some paths are very uneven....

MaddyT

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Llangollen—Chirk

MaddyT added Llachi two, a new walk from Llangollen to Chirk

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This route goes over the hill, using permissive paths near Chirk Castle, tracks, lanes and a woodland path near Llangollen. Much of it is uphill/downhill with good views....

MaddyT

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I would give this route 5 stars, except there’s a section of track on the hill between Nantyr and Llanarmon which is merging with the stream and bog. Although tiny, Llanarmon has 2 pubs - and a bus every 2-3 hours....

MaddyT

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What’s more, further up this hill the Slow Ways route covers an area of fields and forest where no paths are marked on the OS map (an error?)...

MaddyT

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This is an easy walk along a canal tow path - flat and easy to navigate with great views of the surrounding hills. It’s also a cycle route. The only issues are for anyone with an extreme fear of the dark or of heights: the path goes through the 174m long Whitehouse Tunnel and over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct....

MaddyT

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The trail starts as the canal emerges from a tunnel, follows it over the Aqueduct and on into Llangollen. (I did not exactly follow the given route at this point. It requires you to lose a lot of height and gain it again. Following the signposts to 'Llangollen' works just as well, and takes you past a path offering a view of the aqueduct)....

Marion Frankland

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Marion Frankland took this photo on Llachi one

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There is a slightly revised version - Llarho 2 which has been uploaded which avoids these obstacles. There is also a wheelchair friendly version uploaded llarho 3...

PaulGo

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Llangollen—Rhosllanerchrugog

PaulGo added Llarho two, a new walk from Llangollen to Rhosllanerchrugog

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Llangollen—Rhosllanerchrugog

PaulGo added Llarho three, a new walk from Llangollen to Rhosllanerchrugog

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Llangollen

Peteproadventure surveyed Llangollen

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Corwen—Llangollen

Hevver added Corllan one, a new walk from Corwen to Llangollen

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Llangollen—Chirk

Slow Ways added Llachi one, a new walk from Llangollen to Chirk

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Llangollen—Mold

Slow Ways added Llamol one, a new walk from Llangollen to Mold

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Llangollen—Mold

Slow Ways added Llamol two, a new walk from Llangollen to Mold

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Llanarmon—Llangollen

Slow Ways added Llanallan one, a new walk from Llanarmon to Llangollen

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Llangollen—Rhosllanerchrugog

Slow Ways added Llarho one, a new walk from Llangollen to Rhosllanerchrugog

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Ruthin—Llangollen

Slow Ways added Rutlla one, a new walk from Ruthin to Llangollen

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Llangollen, Fri 19 July

26°

Partly cloudy

Llangollen’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ2151542088

Lat / Lon

52.97040° / -3.17013°

Easting / Northing

321,515E / 342,088N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Llangollen's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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