Sunday 17th March

Walk Sunday 17th March Moel Fferna Quarry

This is a B walk, an upland walk of about 7.5 miles, starting from the Glyndyfrdwy on the A5, 5 miles west of Llangollen (grid ref SJ 149 426, post code LL21 9HE)

This is a lovely walk, much of it over high level moors, on good paths, with great views if the weather is kind to us. There’s a fair amount of climbing, most of it before lunch. Overall we’ll climb about 500m. We’ll visit the Moel Fferna hillside slate quarry which is a fascinating bit of industrial heritage, probably have lunch here. Then a short descent onto the old tramway and follow a pleasant (if a little muddy) section of this, before climbing again to the edge of the Nantyr Forest. Then it’s all downhill! A short section of road, before a descending into the Nant Y Pandy valley, a narrow wooded gorge, more slate workings. A fair amount of the walk is along a section of the North Berwyn Way.

Although only 7.5 miles, it may feel a little longer, with the climbing and some narrow paths through heather. Should give us plenty of time to admire the views, and read all about the mining that went on.

Looking forward to meet up and leading this walk!