Saturday 21st April 2018
Estimated Finish Time
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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.
Conwy, North Wales, approx 1 hour 15 mins North West of Shrewsbury
Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre
9:30am at "Dobbies" services (A5/A49 junction), south of Shrewsbury, in the Little Chef car park
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.
Well made gravel and woodland tracks, moorland paths, lanes, and a short section of roadside.
Very gradual, apart from at the northern end of the reservoir where the terrain is more undulating, with a couple of steeper sections.
Sturdy boots and waterproofs required. It is exposed in places, so bring some warm clothing.