Llangollen 2018
July 2018

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Parallel Activities

It is a positive feature of CLOG away breaks that there are generally a number of parallel activities. This accords with the tried and tested CLOG philosophy of "multi-activity away breaks". So, on our away break in Llangollen, while our walks were an important focus, our agenda also included some sightseeing activities to provide that cultural dimension. Indeed, some of our walks also had a sightseeing element built in. Our weather was mainly warm and sunny. However, the temperature, while pre-heatwave (heatwave to come in a week's time), favoured shorter low-level walks and the sightseeing element.

On our circular walk on Saturday from Llangollen, we enjoyed the shade of the woods on the Clwydian Way before we reached the Offa's Dyke Path and Castell Dinas Brân.

There were twenty-nine in our away break party and there was plenty of variety on offer. Indeed, it is likely that there were yet more parallel activities, but you see here the activities of which I am immediately aware. They give a flavour of what we did. The links to more detailed descriptions are for the activities in which I was directly involved - leading or participating.

Friday July 13

Here is Plas Newydd, 18th century home of the Llangollen Ladies.
Castell Dinas Brân towers in the background to about 320 m.

Early birds had the chance to look around Llangollen to start to get an appreciation of the many things that this home of the annual Welsh (well, now international) Eisteddfod has to offer. In the evening, we took advantage of the choice presented by the numerous hostelries and "eateries" dotted around Llangollen.

Saturday July 14

Here are some of us on the Offa's Dyke Path through the scree,
which was created by weathering through the ages.

On Saturday, we had the option of at least three walks and some sightseeing. Two of the walks used the Llangollen Steam Railway to reach their respective starting points further west along the Dee Valley. The walks varied in length and height to give participants a choice in the warm weather. In the evening we again had the "agony of choice" which the many hostelries and eateries in Llangollen presented to us.

Sunday July 15

Here are some of us enjoying a high-level walk along the Chirk Aqueduct
high above the valley of the River Ceiriog.

On Sunday, we had at least one main walk (two versions) and some interesting sightseeing. In the evening we enjoyed our communal evening meal at the hostel.

Monday July 16

As we descend into Glyndyfrdwy we take in the scenery towards Llantysilio Mountain.
The clouds and mist are building up, but we get to Glyndyfrdwy, in the valley below, before the rain.

On our last full day, we had the option of at least two walks as well as some sightseeing. In the evening we enjoyed our communal evening meal at the Bridge End Inn.

Additional Activities: July 17-19

On the way to Trevor Rocks and the Panorama Path,
we can look back to Castell Dinas Brân where we have walked.

Staying on a while had its rewards. There was so much to see and do in and about Llangollen, that it seemed a pity to rush back home immediately. Here you see the results. Essentially, there were two more walks sandwiching a dose of sightseeing in Corwen. All most enjoyable!

Summing Up

So, as you can see, there was plenty to do! We generally had quite good weather and there was never a dull moment. We all had a good time! That's how we like CLOG away breaks!

Activity Table
Saturday, Sunday, Monday : July 14,15,16