Llyn Brenig
Date
Saturday 3rd March 2018
Start Time
10:30am
Estimated Finish Time
4:00pm
Distance
10 miles
Leader
Will Tandy
Contact Details
or 07840 301075
Start Point and Parking
Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre car park (pay & display on some areas). Take the A5 West from Shrewsbury, and follow it all the way until reaching a right hand turn for the B4501 to Llyn Brenig (sign posted). Stay on this road, following signs for the visitor centre.
Postcode
LL21 9TT
General Location
Conwy, North Wales, approx 1 hour 15 mins North West of Shrewsbury
Packed Lunch?
Yes
Pub/Tea Shop
Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre
Toilets
Yes.
Car Sharing
9:00am at "Dobbies" services (A5/A49 junction), south of Shrewsbury, in the Little Chef car park
Public Transport
None available
Walk Summary
Llyn Brenig is a large reservoir nestled in the remote Denbigh Moors, just outside the Snowdonia National Park. It was constructed in the 1970's and is used for managing the flow in the River Dee, to maintain water supplies in North East Wales and the North West of England. This walk takes in the entire perimeter of the reservoir, with fantastic views East to the Clwydian Hills, and out to the sea at Prestatyn and Gronant on a clear day. Much of the moorland around Llyn Brenig is in the Mynydd Hiraethog Site of Special Scientific interest, and there's plenty of wildlife to spot on the way round, including deer, otters, buzzards, osprey's, and even red squirrels if you're lucky! There will be ample opportunities to stop, sit and take in the picturesque surroundings.
Terrain
Well made gravel and woodland tracks, moorland paths, lanes, and a short section of roadside.
Ascent
Very gradual, apart from at the northern end of the reservoir where the terrain is more undulating, with a couple of steeper sections.
Highest Point
450m
Additional Info
Sturdy boots and waterproofs required. It is exposed in places, so bring some warm clothing.