This walk up Moel Tan y Coed, also known as Velvet Hill – with neither name appearing on the OS mapping – starts from the Llangollen Railway station at Berwyn and also includes the popular Horseshoe Falls. There are also three pubs and a brewery on the route, so you’ll be fine if you get thirsty.

The Horseshoe Falls, like the nearby A5 were built by Thomas Telford and aren’t natural despite their popularity.  There’s also the recently renovated Chainbridge near the start of the walk that provides an interesting way to cross the Dee.

Moel Tan y Coed, or Velvet Hill, provides unrivalled views across Llangollen and the valley and can be walked as a quick up and down walk for those who are looking for a shorter walk. The route returns to the start via the flanks of Llantysilio Mountains.

Quick Info

  • Level Easy
  • Duration 2 - 3 hours
  • Distance 5.22 km


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