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Offa's Dyke Path near Penycloddiau

CLWYDIAN WAY (2)

BODFARI CIRCULAR

WALK A - 12 miles and WALK B - 9 miles

The Clwydian Way runs through the village of Bodfari and we pick it up here and head east to Berllan. The ascent into the Clwydian mountains begins and continues to Ty Newydd, when we reach the Offa's Dyke Path the initial climb is over. The Clwydian Way now makes a gradual descent as it skirts around Penycloddiau and we are awarded superb views over Clwyd valley. We walk through the woods above the gorge of Nant Simon and as we reach the minor road near Fron-dyffryn the B WALK takes a short cut up along the valley to the car park between Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau.

The A WALK follows the Clwydian Way to Pen-y-bryn and through the woodlands above Glyn Arthur before the ascent to the Iron Age fort at Moel Arthur, built around 2500 years ago. We circle the fort and pick up the ridge path on the Offa's Dyke trail taking us to the car park.

The A & B WALKS now continue along the Offa's Dyke path to ascend to our second Iron Age fort at Penycloddiau, the highest point of our walk. All along the ridge path we have views of the Dee Estuary and Snowdonia. We then descend to Aifft, before making a final climb across Moel y Parc to find a minor road that will takes us to the village of Bodfari.