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Stage 09: Llanymynech to Castle Mill — Offa’s Dyke Path

Difficult
06:44
14.3 mi
2.1 mph
2,125 ft
2,025 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.57 mi
1.00 mi
© OSM

Llanymynech Hill

Hiking Highlight

4.67 mi
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Moelydd

Hiking Highlight

14.3 mi
Destination

Tour Profile

Waytypes

Mountain Hiking Path: 0.43 mi
Hiking Path: 1.64 mi
Path: 4.22 mi
Footpath: 4.18 mi
Street: 0.37 mi
Road: 3.38 mi
State Road: < 109 yd

Surfaces

Unpaved: 2.02 mi
Gravel: 0.31 mi
Paved: 2.27 mi
Asphalt: 1.23 mi
Unknown: 8.42 mi

Weather Forecast

komoot planned a hike.

October 8, 2019

Comments

  • komoot

    It’s back into the hills on this stage, which sees the trail return to normal form.

    From Llanymynech, you begin by climbing through Llanymynech Rocks Nature Reserve, which was a busy quarry 200 years ago but is now home to 416 species of plants, 33 species of butterflies, 46 different birds, and 92 species of fungi and lichens

    You reach the summit of Llanymynech Hill a short time later, where you experience lovely views over the village below.

    The trail descends to Porth-y-Waen, climbs gradually for a short time, and then makes a sharp ascent to the summit of Moelydd, which affords a breathtaking panoramic view.

    You continue through farmland, pass through Trefonen, and continue to where the trail crosses the River Morda.

    From here, you climb onto the tops once again and continue along the gently-undulating trail past Oswestry Old Racecourse.

    This stage finishes in Castle Mill. Whilst there is not much in the hamlet, you will find options for accommodation and food and drink nearby.

    • October 21, 2019