We love this section of Offa’s Dyke, as it winds along a fairly level stretch of hill tops with uninterrupted views of our home valley.
There are incredible 360 degree views on this Offa’s Dyke: Ruthin A to B Trail that covers nearly 9 miles & 4 hill summits, ending in the beautiful market town of Ruthin.
Time 4 hours (walking) 1 hour 45 mins (running)
Total Ascent 2,115ft
Summits Moel Famau, Moel Arthur, Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys Y Coed
Views south – the Vale of Clwyd and Snowdonia’s peaks, north – the Welsh coast, the Wirral & Liverpool.
1. Llangwyfan is a nice place to start on the Clwydians, feeling miles away from everything within seconds of crossing the first Moel Arthur stile. The first hill gets the legs warmed up and then it’s a lovely wander over gently rolling hills for a few miles.
2. Navigation is ridiculously easy in any weather, as there’s a very well maintained trail to follow with few diversions. Stay on the trail and we eventually reach Jubilee Tower at the summit of Moel Famau, the highest hill in the range. The view from here is sublime on a clear day, with Snowdonia’s peaks, Merseyside and the Irish Sea all visible.
3. From Jubilee Tower it’s fun to head south east, down the short steep trail into the forest. These woods are rich in evergreens and bring peace to the heart and mind at all times of year.
4. On reaching the main Moel Famau car park, there’s an immediate right hand footpath sign away from the main road (towards Ruthin). This snakes itself through woodland, fields and the village of Llanbedr DC, eventually emerging back into society in the historic market town of Ruthin. From here it’s a taxi to get the car back from the Llangwyfan car park.