- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 24th November 1996-North
- Sunday, 24 November takes us to the historic north coast
of Wales with 3 walks taking in Offa's Dyke footpath and
the 'C' walk Rhuddlan Castle. There could be striking
views, weather permitting. There will be a toilet stop at
Mold and all walks finish in Prestatyn where usual
facilities are available. We leave school at 0800 hrs
prompt to ensure as early a start to walks as possible in
view of the short hours of daylight and will return
(hopefully) no later than 1930 hrs. The cost of travel is
now £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for children and
students in full-time education. Please return slips with
cheque (not cash) to the school office by Thursday. 14
November. in an envelope marked "Range Walking
Club". Walking boots are essential for all walks.
After a steady climb from Dre-Goch we meet the Offa's
Dyke path going past Grove Hall to Bodfari. A second
breathtaking climb takes us by fields, roads and paths to
Cefndu via Sodom. A brisk walk leads to Rhuallt. probably
for lunch. From there the Clywds strike back with a
short, steep climb which ultimately meanders by an
erratic. undulating route to the Cliff Walk overlooking
our destination, Prestatyn.
Distance: 15 miles
- Ascent: 2300'
- Leaders: John Roberts. Margaret Pegg and Adrian Simmons
Starting from Bodfari with a steady climb past an
ancient hill fort, we reach Offa's Dyke Path which we
follow past Sodom. The Path then undulates until
descending into Rhuallt. A further short climb takes us
back onto the top of the Clwydian Ridge. Then. via fields
and a variety of stiles, we pass Marian Frith, Marian
Mill. along the ridge overlooking Rhyl Meliden and
Prestatyn. before descending into Prestatyn.
Distance: 11½ miles
- Ascent: 1500'
- Leaders: David Poole and David Daniels
- 'B' Walk
This walk starts at Tremeirchion across fields gently
rising to pick up Offa's Dyke Path to descend into
Rhualit. The walk then follows the route of the B+ walk.
The ridge overlooking Rhyl and Prestatyn should offer
long range views along the north Wales coast but it is
very exposed to winds from the Irish Sea. Anyone
undertaking a study of field stiles should attend this
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 800'
- Leaders: John McEvoy and Barry Bord
A demanding walk across mainly arable farmland. with
an interesting variety of stiles and gates. starting at
Rhuddlan Castle (closed). We head east before turning
north and climbing steadily but slowly to the village of
Cwm (Blue Lion Inn). This is followed by a short, sharp
climb before passing Maes Hiwadugg to the disused railway
line and into Prestatyn.
Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: 450'
- Leaders: John McKay and David Turton