Maeshafn - 6 miles
6 miles along easy country lanes and main road pavement (which can be avoided). Passes many places to eat and drink. To download a full description select HERE
Walk uphill from Village Centre and turn left at the Swan Inn. Follow Swan Lane until just before asteep hill. Turn right here along the tree lined Ffordd Las going straight ahead at the junction with the TwmPath and Ffordd y Fron. (You could have followed the Twm Path walk as an alternative to get to this point.)
At the junction with the old phonebox turn uphill and straight on passed the Owain Glyndwr Inn along Ffordd Bryngwyn.
At the “T” junction at the end of Ffordd Bryngwyn, turn left and you are at Maeshafn. Turn right at the next junction and walk through the village with the Miners Arms just off to the left.
There are various alternative routes back, but to stay on tarmac, continue steeply downhill after the village following the road across the River Alyn to emerge after a few bends onto the main A494.
Turn right and cross over taking care with the fast traffic. Just after the road to the left on the opposite side, take the footpath which runs alongside the A494 and then through a metal gate.
Follow what was the old Ruthin-Mold road through another gate to emerge at Tafarn y Gelyn.
You can now go straight on alongside the row of cottages to rejoin the main road and follow the footpath passed the We Three Loggerheads Inn and Loggerheads Cafe and through Cadole (Colomendy Inn off to the left). A coach depot is the top of Gwernymynydd and then back passed the Swan Inn making for a 6 mile walk.
Alternatively, to stay off the main road, turn left before the cottages along the road signposted “Cilcain 2½” and reverse the Coed y Bychan walk which will add on an addition couple of miles but still all on tarmac.