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The World's End

The World's End

Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

Recommended by 27 road cyclists

This Highlight goes through a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB

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Location: Llantysilio, Denbighshire, North Wales, Wales, United Kingdom

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  • Ian B

    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.

    • April 1, 2019

  • Astoundingly beautiful segment, the moor above to the north is really gravelly and has some serious pot-holes but it's more than worth the effort involved. Some challenging climbs and breath-taking views. Take time to stop as the valley opens out to the south as it's amazingly quiet and you can hear the sound of animals echoing round the valley for miles.

    • May 17, 2021

  • Actually a road you have to ride. The best reference to make, in my opinion, is from New Brighton. Climb past the mines, over the grid (heard this cuckoo) and a view towards Minera, Coedpoeth and east beyond. Poor road quality at top, but right on descent towards Llangollen with views towards the Ceiriog valley. Beware of the opaque ford on the hook about half way down!

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    • June 23, 2021

  • Be careful on the ford, I straight lined it slowly and my front wheel still went from under me leaving me with a bent hangar!

    • August 21, 2021

  • Stunning road. The ford is extremely slippery!

    • November 1, 2022

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    • April 12, 2020

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Location: Llantysilio, Denbighshire, North Wales, Wales, United Kingdom

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  • Distance8.25 mi
  • Uphill925 ft
  • Downhill1,075 ft
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