Y Ddwy Olwyn

Goreuon Bryniau Clwyd, y Ddyfrdwy a thu hwnt

Y Ddwy Olwyn

Goreuon Bryniau Clwyd, y Ddyfrdwy a thu hwnt

Collection by Y Ddwy Olwyn

3

Tours

13:36 h

127 mi

10,250 ft

Uchafbwyntiau AHNE Bryniau Clwyd a Dyffryn Dyfrdwy a thu hwnt, yn ôl profiadau personol ac argymhellion gan eraill. Yn naturiol ddigon, mae'r rhan fwyaf o oreuon yr ardal hon wedi'w lleoli tu fewn i'r AHNE swyddogol, ond mae ambell un sy'n mentro tu hwnt i'r ffiniau. Mae'n gynllun gan Lywodraeth Cymru i'w wneud yn Barc Cenedlaethol erbyn diwedd tymor y Senedd.Highlights of Clwydian Hills and Dee Valley AONB and beyond, according to personal expeirences and recommendations from others. Naturally enough, the majority of the highlights of this area are within the official AONB, although some venture beyond the borders. The Welsh Government plan to make it a National Park by the end of the Senedd term.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Difficult
    04:27
    49.9 mi
    11.2 mph
    4,475 ft
    4,475 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.
  • Difficult
    05:15
    54.5 mi
    10.4 mph
    5,000 ft
    5,000 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.
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  • Intermediate
    03:54
    22.3 mi
    5.7 mph
    775 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.
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    Panorama Walk

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    A great stretch of road with fantastic views over Llangollen. Serves as a great warm up for the climb up to World's End

    Tip by
    Luke
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    Bwlch yr Oernant / Horseshoe Pass

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The climb to the Horseshoe Pass from Llangollen for 6km is a gradual challenge, including the iconic U-turn. After that, the last kilometer to the café feels like a descent, but the gradient on the GPS computer would disagree!

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    Bwlch Pen Barras climb

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    A vicious climb from Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd which rises at 12% for 2km. Permanent climbing - and one bite will be sure to take any energy out of the legs.

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    Dinbych > Brenig Climb

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    A long climb for anyone ascending an average gradient of 3% - which is deceptive because parts are over 15%, and an opportunity for a break after about 3.5km.

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  • Gwaenysgor climb

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Above the coastal town of Prestatyn this magnificent climb hides - it is extremely steep, a sign on one of the booths saying 33%. The summit has righteous coastal views.

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    Denbigh Castle

    Road Cycling Highlight

    3km segment along single track farm roads into Denbigh and up to castle ruins. Passes the derelict North Wales hospital, (Grade II listed building). Includes 300m at 9% on rise out of steep sided Ystrad valley. Inward descent into is a longer higher gradient.
    Photo of Burgess Gate was taken on descent afterwards into town.

    Tip by
    Ian Towe
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    Barbers Hill

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Long tarmac climb out of Llangollen and into the Berwyns

    Tip by
    K Rae
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    You need a low gear here and lots of persistence, but it does pay off with an amazing view of the Ceriog Valley and descent down to Chirk Castle

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    The World's End

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Situated between Llangollen and Minera in the North Wales countryside is The Worlds End. A nature reserve that is comprised of Woods and Moorland that has a single lane of tarmac passing through it. It is a great section of road to cycle in both directions but descending into Llangollen allows you to enjoy the fantastic views and the nature all around. The road is quite quiet for cars and is a single lane with some passing places so take care around the numerous blind bends and dips. Coming over the Moor from Minera the tarmac is quite rough and has some holes in with a fair amount of gravel in places but a little care is still enjoyable. This section is also very exposed to the elements as it is open Moorland. Once you begin to descend the Tarmac improves and you can easily pick up a lot of speed but it is still very narrow and tight, it also has a ford to negotiate which is extremely slippery so make use of the stepping stones to cross it. Once pass the ford the road is more rolling with a few ramps as you follow the stream through some farmland before traversing under a ridge giving you views of the Dee Valley and Llangollen below.

    Tip by
    Ian B
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    Allt Gwaenysgor Climb

    Road Cycling Highlight

    it's steep very steep have ya climbing legs ready

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    The Shelf

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Official 100 Climbs Number 86

    Tip by
    mp.33
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    Moel Arthur

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Moel Arthur is a cracking climb in the little-known Clwydian Range, a chain of hills in North-East Wales, along the same ridge as Bwlch Penbarras, also named by Simon Warren in his '100 Greatest Cycling Climbs' book.

    The climb totals 1.4 miles (2.3 km) and is named after the ancient Iron Age fort at the summit.

    Reaching gradients of up to 20% from the western ascent, it's certainly not what you'd describe as a steady climb. When you reach the top and stop for a breather it's all made worthwhile, with beautiful views down across the Wirral.

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    Ffordd gefn wych yn baralel gyda'r A5

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Instead of taking the busy A5, why not venture on this great back road that goes parallel with it. Yes, it is narrow, and there are some hills, there are good views and a sense of escapism away from the hustle and bustle.

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    Up the Oldshoe

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Long, steep, gruelling climb to the Ponderosa, but no traffic!

    Tip by
    K Rae

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Highlights
    14
  • Distance
    127 mi
  • Duration
    13:36 h
  • Elevation
    10,250 ft

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