An unusually short walk from the Blackhurst Thompson library of walks.
The walk starts from an old car park by the side of the A525 on the edge of Llandegla Forest.
The first mile is unerringly uphill but with varying gradients, nothing extreme, on good paths.
Keep a look out for the odd flying mountain bike. During the ascent we cross the Pendinas Reservoir dam.
At the edge of the forest we continue on a more gradual ascent close to the edge of moorland.
Reaching the Offa’s Dyke path we follow this on quite a steep descent coming out of the forest with views towards the Clwyd Hills.
Our last part of Offa’s Dyke is a short sharp ascent before we start the return leg over hill pasture criss-crossing the A525.
The route takes us back through the edge of the forest but with pastoral views and finally over the edge of moorland.
The walk is under 7.5 miles with 1000ft of ascent.
Apologies to anyone I spoke to on last Sunday’s walk giving them contradictory information.