- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 12th March 1995-North
- On Sunday, 12 March, the walks take us to North Wales and
the Clwydian mountain range. Given good weather, there
are spectacular views all around. Conditions underfoot
are surprisingly good but boots are essential as some of
the walks have fairly steep ascents and descents on
grassy slopes. All walks finish at Loggerheads Country
Park where there are toilet facilities and a tea shop.
There will be a toilet stop on the outward journey at
Mold. The coaches will leave school at 0800 hours prompt
and expect to be back there by 1900 hours.
Starting on the B5429 Dre-Goch (G.R. 103682), ascending
steadily northeast, we join the Offa's Dyke Path turning
southeast and following the undulating backbone of the
Ciwydian range. The highest point is Moel Famau (1820').
On attaining Foel Fenlli, the route gradually descends
northeast across fields and through woods finally
reaching Loggerheads Country Park, the finish of the
Distance: 14 miles
- Ascent: 3300'
- Leaders: A Clarkson and A Jones
The walk starts on the A541 (G.R. 172684) ascending
southwest to attain the summit of Moel Arthur (1500')
which is the site of an ancient fort. From this point,
the walk follows the same route as the 'A' walk to finish
at Loggerheads Country Park.
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 2800'
- Leaders: J Hughes and Ian Mitchell
Starting at the village of Hendre, we follow a gently
rising track southwest towards Moel-Llys-y-coed,
eventually turning south along a road before again
heading southwest on a rising track to meet the Offa's
Dyke Path. We then follow the ridge path southwards over
Moel Dywyll towards Moel Famau The path undulates and
descends just before Moel Famau to give us a stiff climb
of some 370' to the summit and the Jubilee Tower (1800').
Given good weather, the ridge walk gives superb views
over the countryside to Snowdon on one side and Stanlow
on the other. Leaving the summit we make two steep
descents (600' and 300') to reach low level south of
Ffrith Mountain. We then follow field paths and road to
Loggerheads. Due to the steep descents and the
possibility of mud and wet sections, walking boots are
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 1530'
- Leaders: Phil Morgan and Dave Griffiths
A very attractive, undulating walk over field and track
with a few moderate climbs which will be taken slowly.
Muddy in parts so boots are essential. However, on a more
positive note, the stiles are robust and sound! Starting
approximately one mile west of Hendre on the A541, we
proceed westerly for one mile before turning southeast
towards the village of Cilcain where there should be time
to visit, according to preference, the attractive old
church or the pretty pub! Leaving Cilcain via the
southwest we skirt lower eastern slopes of Moel Famau and
Ffrith Mountain before crossing over the river Alyn and following the waterside path southerly into Loggerheads
for a hot cuppa.
Distance: 7 miles
- Ascent: 600'
- Leaders: Bob Hutt and John Rothwell