Walk south past Ruthin Castle and down Corwen Road.
At SJ 12339 56921, just after the bridge, take the footpath to the left across the fields. At SJ 12492 56716 turn left on the farm lane. Walk past Ty'n-y-wern Farm and continue on the footpath. (The earthworks to your left are all that is left of the gardens at the seventeenth-century house at Ffynogion).
At SJ 12862 56053 cross the end of the lane to Ffynogion. Continue to cross a metalled road at SJ 13084 55788, by the Eyarth Station guest house. Continue on the same line with the field boundary to your left. At SJ 13347 55618 turn right on the road to Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd (see link below for information about the church and pub).
Cross the road from the pub and church. At SJ 13407 55416 a metalled lane goes south between the school and the war memorial. The lane becomes a track. At SJ 13409 53818 it bends sharply to the right. Another half mile gets you to the metalled road. Turn left.
At SJ 12687 53531 take the bridleway to your left along the edge of the woods. At SJ 12537 52858 the track divides. Take the right fork. Turn right on the metalled road then left at the next junction.
At SJ 12212 52711, just before the woods to your left a footpath goes left through a gate, bears slightly away from the trees then over a stile and through the wood. A line of stiles then takes you along the edge of Coed y Parc.
At SJ 12042 51183, after about 1.5 km, turn right on a minor road. Keep straight on at the first junction, then at SJ 11717 51273 turn left at a T junction. At SJ 11489 51091 the road bends to the left. Take the footpath striaght on down a lane and across the fields.
At SJ 11219 50803 turn right on the road and walk towards Llanelidan (see link below for information about the village and pub).
From Llanelidan, the footpaths can be tricky. The path from SJ 10989 50518, between the church and the hotel, was overgrown in 2005 but waymarked past SJ 11202 50358, SJ 11324 50341 and SJ 11414 50286.
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