Clwydian Hill-Forts (6): Foel Fenlli

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This exploration of one of the six hill-forts on the Clwydian Range has a steep climb right from the start to reach the summit of Foel Fenlli. Afterwards it is on varied terrain, with some good tracks and a mixture of woodland and moorland. The Clwyd Gate Inn has a sign welcoming walkers and it is conveniently placed on the route. Part of the walk follows Offa's Dyke National Trail and it is generally well-signposted.

Wales - North Wales - Denbighshire - Clwydian Hills

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Public Transport, Restaurant, Wildlife, Woodland
24/05/2013 - Robert Hughes

Correction to my previous comment! - Having looked on Google Earth street view I can see that the stile at WM 8/9 is still there. Just be aware that is only about 20 metres from A494. I must have gone straight past whilst admiring the view down the valley!

22/05/2013 - Robert Hughes

Another great walk with excellent views. As described the ascent and descent of Foel Fenli (also known as Moel Fenli)is rapid - but the rest of the walk is on more reasonable gradients. The bluebells and wild garlic was also a great feature at this time of year. At WM3 I initially took a path that too far left - you want the more well trodden path. The stile mentioned in WM 8/9 seems to have disappeared - I had to climb over the gate - but the next WM is clearly visible by the wood. I didn't spot the overgrown section mentioned in a previous comment - but is was early May when I walked the route. I suspect that it was a short section just before WM14 and could probably be avoided by walking on top of the old wall mentioned in the description. From WM I didn't fancy losing height again and so I contoured round on a faint path to join the clear path on the map that joins the road above Halfway House. This also avoids a big section of metalled road. It would also be possible to avoid the last section of metalled road by following the marked paths to the NW that run almost parallel to it.

13/09/2008 - Kathy Goodwin

We walked this in early September and it was seriously overgrown between points 13 and 15: a lovely walk, but a shame to have to fight through gorse and bracken.

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