Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A New Walk- Plas Newyd And Cae Madog Wood


Looking across Llangollen
The last few stiles and we're back in Llangollen
Yesterday we made the most of a dry day and tried out a new walk from 'Walks Around Llangollen And The Dee Valley' by David Berry. We warned Nick and Eric we'd be gone a few hours and didn't get back til after one o'clock. The walk started with a route up to see Plas Newydd home of the 'Ladies of Llangollen' and then up Vicarage Road to  a path into Cae Madog Wood which skirts Barber's Hill. According to the walk book the hill was named after a barber who was hanged on the summit for killing his wife in 1739. The dogs enjoyed the woodland and Connie was soon nose down following scents.


We decided not to walk the country lanes skirting the Vivod Estate and did the shorter walk which meant following the road towards Glyn Ceriog and then taking the signed bridleway back down to Llangollen via some unusually high stiles.  Lovely views from the bridleway which climbed down into Llangollen but it started to drizzle which was a pity. Checking the route in the book meant it took us longer than it should have but then again it was nice to walk a new route. Next time it won't take so long.

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