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Walks with great views to hillforts as well as a bridleway popular with horse riders and cyclists
Coed Llangwyfan Forest rises very steeply from the stream at its base and up on to the summit slopes of the Clwydian Hill near Penycloddiau.
There are three walks that start from here; two go to hillforts and all three offer great views.
There is also a bridleway that runs through the woodland which is popular with horse riders and cyclists.
The Offa's Dyke long distance path passes across the top of Coed Llangwyfan Woodland.
Coed Llangwyfan Forest is located in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) near Mold.
An AONB is an area of countryside in England, Wales or Northern Ireland which has been designated for conservation due to its significant landscape value.
The primary purpose of the AONB designation is to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the area, now and for future generations.
The Clwydian Range is one of only eight AONBs in Wales.
Natural Resources Wales looks after a number of woodlands and forests in the Clwydian Range AONB.
The forests and woodlands below are the starting points for waymarked trails for walkers and bridleways for horse riders and cyclists to explore the magnificent scenery:
There are also two walks on land managed by Natural Resources Wales which start from Loggerheads Country Park. Loggerheads Country Park is run by Denbighshire Countryside Service and is an ideal place to find out more about the Clwydian Range AONB.
Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail runs the length of the Clwydian Range AONB.
All of the walking trails are waymarked and start from the Coed Llangwyfan car park.
2.5 miles, 4 kilometres
The Penycloddiau Circular Trail is a walk through the forest with a gradual climb to the open summit of Penycloddiau and its giant Iron Age hillfort and spectacular views. The return route goes around the lower ramparts.
2 miles, 3 kilometres
The Coed Llangwyfan Circular Trail is a walk with a gradual descent through the forest, passing by a range of different habitats and tree species along the way.
2½ miles, 4 kilometres
The Moel Arthur Circular Trail takes a steep climb to the summit of Moel Arthur with its prominent 2,500 year old Iron Age hillfort and panoramic views. The return route goes around the foothills.
Coed Llangwyfan is four miles east of Denbigh.
Car parking is free of charge.
From the roundabout on the A525 south of Denbigh, follow the minor road signposted to Llandyrnog. Go straight on at the next roundabout across the B5429. Turn left at the next junction and follow this road to the top of the hill and Coed Llangwyfan car park is on the left.
The OS grid reference is SJ 138 667.
The nearest train station is in Buckley.
For details of public transport visit www.traveline.cymru
Tel: 0300 065 3000
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