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A really nice walk, with rivers, springs, moorland and the historic hill-fort overlooking Cerrigydrudion, stunning views of the A5 roman road and Snowdonia from the hill-fort, and idyllic countryside. Note this route has 3 barbed wire fences across a OS public footpath a few fields from the hill-fort (We did this walk again and altered the route to avoid the fences, as walking trousers are expensive! see: Llanfihangel GM to Caer Caradog V2)
Starting at the Crown Inn Llanfihangel G.M. walk up the hill and take the first lane on the left, follow the lane and take the next lane on the right, this is a short lane that ends at a wooden footbridge taking you onto fields. This section of the walk has signs saying ‘Hiraethog Way’, keep walking up hill eventually leaving the Hiraethog Way at a gate. Up an old track, and then back onto a lane, turn left and as you walk along you will see the hill-fort on your right, leave the lane at a style/gate and walk up to the hill-fort. Leave the hill-fort on its rear left side taking the track down, you rejoin the Cerrigydrudion to Llanfihangel road and walk a section of it, before turning left and following the track eventually rejoining the Crown Inn lane by the old disused Llanfihangel school, turn right, cross the road and walk along the river bank back to the car park.

Grid Ref: SH 991 492

Total distance: 10.74 km (6.7 mi)
Total time: 3:58:45
Moving time: 3:32:28
Average speed: 2.70 km/h (1.7 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.03 km/h (1.9 mi/h)
Max elevation: 443 m (1453 ft)
Min elevation: 263 m (863 ft)
Elevation gain: 320 m (1049 ft)

Weather: varied: dull, sunny, hail, cold, wind

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