Prestatyn and Trelawnyd including Gop Hill
Date
Saturday 7th July 2018
Start Time
11:00am
Estimated Finish Time
3:30pm
Distance
9 miles
Grading
Leader
Gareth Davies
Contact Details
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Start Point and Parking
Prestatyn Railway Station.
Postcode
LL19 7ER
Grid Location
Not Avaliable
General Location
1 hour 30 minutes North West of Shrewsbury
Packed Lunch?
Yes
Pub/Tea Shop
Plenty of choice between Tea Shops & Pubs in Prestatyn Town Centre.
Toilets
Yes.
Car Sharing
Not available.
Public Transport
Regular Trains from Shrewsbury to Prestatyn. I'll be joining at Chester.
Walk Summary
The walk starts with a climb to the hills at the back of Prestatyn and passes over Gop Hill, an ancient burial site, before dropping to the old village of Trelawnyd. Some tree-lined bridleways lead to the disused railway from Dyserth, now converted to a footpath and cycle track, back to the heart of Prestatyn along the North Wales Path.
Terrain
Mixture of road walking, and fields following the Clwydian Way.
Ascent
Steep climb initially from Prestatyn Town Centre, but after this the terrain is undulating.
Highest Point
Gob Hill Summit - 350 metres
Additional Info
Boggy underfoot in certain parts - particularly along a stretch of bridleway beyond Trelawnyd - North Wales Path is a popular route for cyclists so please be vigilant.