1st & 2nd Sept 2018

Tegid Way

Walk 9

  • Saturday leaving at 9.30 am
  • Distance 16 km
  • Height gained 560 metres of ascent

The Tegid Way explores the upper reaches of the Dee Valley from the hills of Cynwyd, to the broad valley where the Dee emerges from Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake). It links two protected landscapes – the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' to the north, and the Snowdonia National Park to the south. It offers stunning views of the Aran ridge which creates a dramatic backdrop to the lake as well as broad views across the Berwyn Range and Snowdonia.

The Tegid Way can be walked in either direction, but we will be starting in Corwen, walking into Cynwyd - the route which offers arguably the best views, as it descends towards the lake. From Cynwyd, the route rises to its highest point on the edge of the Berwyn Range. It is well worth taking a detour to the Bronze Age stone circle, erected here some three or four thousand years ago, and offering amazing 360º views of the surrounding mountains.

The whole route from Corwen is 20 miles long but you will get on the FREE T3 bus back to Corwen from around Llandrillo allowing you to complete the first half and arguably the best part of the route.