Nercwys Forest North - Bryn Alyn - Eryrys Circular

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Nercwys Forest and the surrounding areas were important lead-mining centres until the late 19th Century. The traces are still to be seen, both in the forest sections of the walk and in the open sections. The forest dates from the 1960s and is now being reworked to provide bike tracks and walking routes with occasional information boards. Outside the forest, the land is sheep country with open views. The route takes you to Bryn Alyn, a fine example of limestone pavement. Further information on this globally very rare habitat can be found at
Your return from Bryn Alyn takes you near The Sun Inn at Eryrys (see 'additional information').

Route-finding is generally straightforward but the area on Bryn Alyn is quite close to some cliffs; please keep your wits about you. Because of the cliffs, this route is best avoided if visibility is poor. As the views are superb, you'll also miss one of the main reasons for doing the walk.

Wales - North Wales - Denbighshire - Clwydian Hills


Ancient Monument, Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
7/28/2017 - Stephen Weber

Lovely walk, directions generally very good. At WP16 ignore all the instructions which are quite confusing! Just carry on along the obvious pebbled path. Agree with the last comment about WP 24, the stile in left hand corner of field completely impassable. Just do the route past the pub, as described under WP23.

6/7/2017 - Carol Kingshott

Lovely walk with great views, but elevation information incorrect at 0 meters. Must be at least 100. Stile at WP25 is noted as well hidden by brambles. In 2017 it is all but impassable. Suggest staying on road as indicated for pub access. The forest shown in the photo for WP31 has been cut right back so looks different. Excellent directions.

3/20/2014 - Ian Dodd

A lovely walk - you get up quite high and enjoy great views without having to work too hard for it! Directions excellent throughout including getting to the start point. Thank you Philip.

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