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Heather moor/blue river graphic and name on white discNorth Berwyn Way

24 km / 15 miles

A linear trail that climbs and traverses the wild North Berwyn Mountains to the south of the River Dee between Llangollen and Corwen. It is a challenging route for experienced walkers and it is essential to be properly equipped. The route is split into five sections that start and finish at easily accessible points. It crosses a major area of upland heath - high heather moorland - passing the walk's highest point (Moel Fferna, 630m, not the highest point in the Berwyns) across a landscape used for centuries for slate quarrying and grouse shooting and more recently forestry.

It can be combined with the Dee Valley Way to form a circular walk of some 30 miles, or using link paths shown there are shorter options. Details of both walks (schematic maps) are obtainable from the website below.

Photograph by Eirian Evans.


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Waymark: Heather moor/blue river graphic and name on white disc
Heather moor/blue river graphic and name on white disc
Challenging; Moorland
SJ214420 - Llangollen, Denbighshire
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SJ080435 - Corwen, Denbighshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

North Berwyn Way (Llangollen Tourist Information Centre - 2007)
External PDF
Walk the North Berwyn Way (Denbighshire County Council - 2007)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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B & B Accommodation
Geufron Hall B&B  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
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Abbey Grange Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
< 1 Km
Velvet Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
< 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
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Walkers are Welcome
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Route Profile:

24.8 Km (15.4 miles)
838 m (2,749 ft) ascent
612 m (2,008 ft)  maximum height