- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 22nd March
- The March walk takes place on Sunday, 22nd and is in the
Llangollen area of Wales. All the walks maximise the
views and beauty of the valley through which flows the
River Dee as well as the Shropshire Union Canal. The
coach will leave school at 8.00 am. and we should be back
at school by 7.30 pm. at the latest. Cost of the walks
has been maintained for the time being at £3.00 for
adults and £2.00 for children following discussion at
the recent A.G.M. Please indicate on the attached slip
which walk you are likely to join and return it to
Barbara Craine in the school office by Thursday 12th
March. At the A.G.M. a voluntary service to distribute
monthly walk information to members whose children have
left, or will be leaving school this summer, was
introduced. Any member wishing to take advantage of this
service is requested to contact Ian Gilmour or Dave Luty
for further details.
The walk starts with a steepish climb out of Llangollen
(it will be taken at a leisurely pace). which is rewarded
with superb views over the town and vale of Llangollen.
We then head. west, crossing Vivod mountain and skirting
the northern edge of Ceiriog Forest. Keeping a westerly
direction we cross Moel Fferna (ref. 116398) at 630
metres the highest point of the walk, following on to
Bwlch y Gaseg (ref. 099401) and eventually turn
northwards, dropping down through the forest to Corwen.
Although we do not climb to any great height the walk is
testing as parts of the route involve trekking through
heather over roughish moorland. Good boots are essential
as some boggy ground may be encountered if rain precedes
the walk day.
Distance: 12 miles
- Leaders: John Yabsley and Dave Luty
The walk begins in the centre of Llangollen from where we
move towards Castel Dinas Bran (which can be visited by
those wishing to stretch their climbing legs) We then
follow an escarpment overlooking Llangollen Valley.
Having gained height the walk then goes over heathered
moorland to World's End (not literally). The return
journey is via Eglwyseg Glen to Valle Crucis Abbey, where
the coach will be available for those not wishing to do
an extension of 1.5 miles via the canal tow path back to
Llangollen. Excellent views abound throughout the day.
Boots are essential and trousers recommended for walking
Distance: 9 miles (with extension 10½ miles)
Leaders: Keith Ellard, Merion Williams and Brian Ross
We start off with a leisurely stroll along the Shropshire
Union Canal towpath then via farmland we proceed to Valle
Crucis Abbey. From this point we proceed towards Castell.
Dinas Bran and via the easy approach we climb slowly to
the summit of the ruined castle. We then return to
Llangollen via a choice of routes to be made depending on
preference of party members. It is essential that boots
are worn as some of this popular walk will be heavy if
rain has been excessive prior to the day.
Distance: 6 miles
Leaders: Jan Yabsley and Enid Luty