The Ceiriog hills

Routes in the East

Valle Crucis to Strata Marcella

From the abbey, a footpath leads along the River Dee to Llangollen, home of the famous International Eisteddfod.

Climb the hills south of Llangollen and follow the Ceiriog Way to Rhydycroesau and the Offa’s Dyke Path. Follow the line of the Dyke to Llanymynech Hill, where it runs through an Iron Age fort and some old lead workings.

From Llanymynech you can follow the towpath of the Montgomeryshire Canal to Strata Marcella. About a mile past Pool Quay, where the canal runs close to the A483, a swing bridge crosses it. Walk down to the road and cross it carefully, then go through the gate on the other side. All that remains of Strata Marcella is spread out before you, hidden under the turf. It is on private land but the best view is in any case from the bank above it.



Valle Crucis to Strata Marcella

Valle Crucis to Llangollen

Walk along the canal to explore Llangollen.

Llangollen to Pentre Cilgwyn

Over the hills to the lovely Ceiriog Valley

Pentre Cilgwyn to Llanymynech

Follow the Ceiriog Way to join the Offa's Dyke Path

Llanymynech to Strata Marcella

Along Offa's Dyke and the Montgomeryshire Canal - over a millennium of history in a day!

Places to visit along this route


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