The Clwydian range from above Holywell

St Asaph to Basingwerk

Continue on the Pilgrim's Way through Tremeirchion and Llanasa and past the great carved Celtic cross at Maen Achwyfan.

Caerwys is worth a visit if you have time: you could even find accommodation there. We stayed at Nest Price's guest house at Plas Penucha, just west of Caerwys, in 1998 and 2005 and it has become the base for our field work in this area. From here you can return to the Pilgrim's Way or take the higher-level route from Afon-wen through Ysceifiog.

The monument on the summit of Pen-y-ball Top commemorates the marriage, coronation and silver jubilee of George V; it also has an excellent view, from the Clwydian Range to the Dee estuary. Walk down Pen-y-ball Top Hill, turn right onto the main road, and take the first left down to Holywell. . Go through the shopping centre and down to cross the main road, then down North Road to St Winifred’s Well.

About 100 yards down the road from the well, turn right between two old factories. Walk across the yard and up to the left to join the line of the old railway down to Basingwerk.



St Asaph to Basingwerk

Places to visit along this route


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