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|Glasfryn and Gwysaney|
|Author: Pub Walker, Published: 25 Sep 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 5 mile circular pub walk from Glasfryn in Mold, Flintshire. Glasfryn is a great Arts and Crafts pub which attracts plenty of locals and visitors and has stunning views from its sunny terrace. The walking route climbs high into the surrounding hills, passing through the beautiful Gwysaney Estate before descending into the nearby village of Soughton and on back to the pub. It’s a really rewarding walk taking you through classic Welsh hillsides and valleys. |
There are several climbs and descents throughout and the route follows a mixture of stone tracks and grass field/woodland paths, the latter of which can get quite muddy so good waterproof boots are a must. There are a couple of sections of road walking so take care of any traffic. There are several kissing gates plus 7 stiles to negotiate and some of the stiles are enclosed with wire fencing so dogs may need a lift over. Some of the fields are likely to be holding sheep and horses so take care with dogs. Approximate time 2.5 hours.
Mold is located in Flintshire, just a few miles west of Chester along the A55. The walk starts and finishes from the Glasfryn pub on Raikes Lane. The pub has its own large car park alongside. Approximate post code CH7 6LR.
|Start to Blackbrook Road|
Start point: 53.1783 lat, -3.1388 long
Leave the pub car park onto Raikes Lane and turn right along the pavement. Take the first road on the right, directly opposite the civic centre. Follow this quiet lane for some distance, taking care of any traffic as there are no pavements.
|Blackbrook Road to New Houses|
Start point: 53.181 lat, -3.1472 long
Cross over to take the footpath opposite, passing through a wide wooden gate to join a stone track heading uphill. Some distance up the hill, pass through another gate which sits alongside the gated entrance to Tan-y-Wal.
|New Houses to Rhosesmor Road|
Start point: 53.1892 lat, -3.1597 long
Go straight ahead on the track heading into woodland, with a large pond to the left. Beyond the pond turn right at the fork and pass through a kissing gate to continue on this smaller track. The next kissing gate leads you onto a grassy path through a section of woodland with an immaculate stone wall on the right.
|Rhosesmor Road to Soughton|
Start point: 53.2011 lat, -3.1461 long
Turn left along this lane with Black Brook running once again down to the right. As the road swings hard left, turn right onto a footpath signed to Soughton. The path is part of Wat’s Dyke Way.
|Soughton to End|
Start point: 53.191 lat, -3.1302 long
Keep straight ahead down to the crossroads, and keep ahead again down the road named Wat’s Dyke Way. Just before the end of the road, turn right into FFordd Las and then turn right again into Maes Gwalia. Continue to the end of this no through road where you’ll find a footpath signed off to the right. As you emerge to the next road, cross over and turn left and, after passing just six houses, turn right down the next signed footpath.
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A beautiful walk through gorgeous scenery. Fantastic views from the top, lovely historic buildings, easy access and parking and a great pub to finish. What more do you want!
|By Lyndslee on 30 May 2015|
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