Sunday 18th November 2007 - Ruthin

On Sunday 18 November we will walk in the Ruthin area of North Wales to enjoy the heather and hillforts of the Clwydian hills.
The coach will make a toilet stop at Loggerheads where the ‘B’ Walk starts, the coach will continue on towards Ruthin dropping the ‘A’ Party off at Llanferres and the ‘B+’ Party at Offa’s Dyke path about half way between Loggerheads and Ruthin.
All walks finish in Ruthin where there are toilets and a full choice of refreshments. Conditions underfoot mean walking boots will be essential.

‘A’ Walk
Distance: 14 miles
Ascent: 2000'
Ian Currie
Gordon Spence

Starting from Llanferres we wind our way through fields and woods to the top of Moel Famau.
Joining Offa’s Dyke Path we have a superb hill walk before climbing Moel Arthur to the Iron Age hill fort(buried) where we can enjoy lunch and the 360º views (weather permitting).
Refreshed we descend to the Vale of Clwyd and make our way to the river which we follow to Ruthin.



‘B+’ Walk
Distance: 11 miles
Ascent: 1200 ft
John Hughes
Trevor Ludlow

We leave the coach where Offa’s Dyke Path crosses the A494, half way between Loggerheads and Ruthin.
We follow this path north,ascending gently, as it skirts round Moel Eithinen.
The ascent then steepens up to the ancient hillfort on Foel Femil. A short descent follows taking us to the country park car park at Bwich Penbarra (coffee stop) before we begin a steady climb on wide and popular paths to the summit of Moel Famau with it’s Jubilee Tower.
As usual there are panoramic views in all directions, (weather permitting).
Continuing on easy grassy paths we head down to the valley floor and then to the river Clwyd,passing through the tranquil village of Gellifor.
At the river we turn south to follow the Clwyd Way to Ruthin. In parts the paths and styles on this last leg are little used( this is Wales)!!

‘B’ Walk
Distance: 9 miles
Ascent: 1500 ft
Linda Trollope
David Willis

A very pleasant and relaxed linear walk from Loggerheads Country Park to Ruthin, along firm tracks and green lanes, as well as some pasture, moorland and the occasional country road.
From Loggerheads we follow the wooded river valley for ½ hour before striking uphill towards the foothills of Moel Famau.
Gentle climbing through the Clwyd Forest, with superb views of Foel Fenlli and Fron Hen across the valley, is followed by a short descent to our lunch stop where there are toilets.
The last short ascent of the day takes us to the viewpoint at the foot of Moel Famau.
The subsequent descent, which gives us delightful views of the Clwyd valley (weather permitting), is along lanes and tracks into Ruthin.

‘C’ Walk
Distance: 7 miles.
Ascent: 600 ft
Craig Baker

Stuart Norris

We start in the centre of Ruthin and head out west via road and path through Llanfwrog and Galltegfa, all the climbing is achieved in the first 2 miles.
At Woodlands Caravan Park we head North West via road and path down to Clywedog river where we walk along the river to Rhewl. from here we head East to the Clwyd river, which we then follow back into Ruthin.