Mitch’s Meet

7th January 2024

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As in recent years this will be a car meet, with people aiming to arrive at the start by 10am.

A waterside pub «The Corn Mill», which has excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, will be doing Sunday roasts among other dishes & has agreed members can go back there after the walk for drinks & food. but would like to know numbers so if you are intending to come on the meet please let co-ordinator John Edwards know by 27th December via jaejed@hotmail.com or 07837198. For details of the venue, which see https://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/cornmill/ Meeting place : Llangollen Main Car Park (213420

Suggested maps : OS 1:50 000 Landranger sheets 116 & 117 or 1:25 000 Explorer sheet 255 Suggested Routes :

Route 1. Leave the main car park and cross Llangollen Bridge (early 12thC). Then zigzag steeply up to Castell Dinas Bran with its ruins from the 13th C, ringed with iron age defences. Fantastic views. Descend WNW to Pentrefelin Wharf, where barges carrying slate left for England. (7 km / 4 1⁄2 miles) Route 2. Cross the River Dee and head up the Horseshoe Pass to the ancient Pillar of Eliseg (203444). Then climb up onto Maesyrychen Mountain and Moel y Gamelin. Head SW along Llantysilo Mountain as far as you feel like returning to Llangollen by the minor road that follows the north bank of the river Dee. (About 19 km / 12 miles)

Route 3. Drive to Horseshoe Pass & climb obvious track east to Cyrn y Brain & the trig point (214497) at Sir Watkin’s Tower (very much a ruin!). Descend SE to World’s End & return to Llangollen over Eglwyseg Mountain (237457) or tracks and minor road at the foot of the towering limestone cliffs, one of which, Graig Arthur (224471), is supposed to be where Guinevere was taken after being kidnapped.

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