This is a 7 mile moderate walk exploring the rich history of Llangollen and the surrounding Dee valley.
We will start from the centre of Llangollen and walk along the canal to see Telfords remarkable Horseshoe Falls and then on to Llantysilio church, which was originally a small chapel built around 1254. The church was thoroughly restored by the Victorians in 1869.
From there we will continue on the lower paths of the beautifully named Velvet Hill to Valle Crucis Abbey, which was once the second richest abbey in Wales after Tintern.
***This is Cadw/English heritage so bring any membership cards for free entry.
Our walk continues to picturesque ruins that have been on the skyline in the distance for most of this walk,
Dinas Bran Castle which is most dramatic.
At this point there is the option to climb to the top of the castle, which is over 1000 feet high.
Any women not wishing to do this can easily return the half mile or so, all down hill back to Llangollen and some welcome refreshments.