A circular walk in the Clocaenog forest, easy going along forest tracks, with a section of lane and road at the end. There is a small car park at the start of the walk. We hoped to find Bryn Beddau stone circle, but did not find it (we will have to try again!), we did find the Cairn that is on the OS maps. A nice forest walk.
Park and start the Walk at the free car park: 53.03,410, -3.24,703
Total distance: 6.43 Miles
Total time: 3.30 hrs
Moving time: 3 hrs
Average speed: 1.93 mi/h
A really nice little walk with stunning views of the Dee Valley, and Snowdonia in the distance and the Berwyns. Parking near Carrog then ascending up the hill on clearly defined paths for about 1.5 miles, you reach the slate mines. Many old slate buildings and metal workings still present. Traveling around then you will see two cave entrances, one with graffiti on the wall saying ‘Enter The Dragon’ – you need good torches for this bit as there is a warren of tunnels underground (not mapped on the GPX as no signal inside) – enter the mines and explore at your own risk. These caves are sometimes referred to as The Dragons Breathe – as the air inside is warm! We walked back down on a slightly different route for variation.
Grid Ref: SH 94761 64071 – 52.58.708’N 3.19.392’W (where we parked)
Total distance: 3.35 Miles 5.4 Km (and whatever you do underground)
Total time: 4 hrs
Moving time: 3.23 hrs
Average speed: 1.3 mi/h
Max elevation: 1161 ft
Min elevation: 461 ft