Llangollen has reasonably good bus links to Wrexham and Ruabon (both with train stations) and in the other direction rather less frequent buses to Corwen, Bala, Dolgellau and Barmouth.
Cross the bridge over the Dee.Walk past the shops and turn left on the Oswestry road then right up the hill towards Plas Newydd. Keep bearing left, but go past the sign on the left at the entrance to Plas Newydd. Cross a stream.
At SJ 21973 41179 take the second right (not the road marked ‘Unsuitable for Motor Vehicles’ but the next one). Follow this very steep but pleasantly shady hollow lane up the hill.
At SJ 21890 40309 the road bears left into the wood. Take the waymarked footpath straight on (you may have to climb over the fence). The path climbs steeply along the outer edge of the forest fence. Go through the sheep pens at the top then keep right of the fence across open land.
At SJ 22130 39607 cross a minor road and take the footpath straight ahead. Follow it along the hedge and across a field to Brynarddyn. Turn left into the farm lane and follow it to the road, then across the road. At SJ 22317 38832 bear left down a metalled lane marked ‘Not Suitable for Motor Vehicles’ following waymarks for Llwybr Ceiriog, the Ceiriog Trail.
At SJ 22602 37884 the metalled lane bears left to Pen-y-brongyll. Go straight on along a track, overgrown in places. This crosses two more roads and joins the B4500 in Dolywern. Take the road to cross the bridge over the Ceiriog.
At SJ 22065 37214 take the minor road left towards Llwyn-mawr. A tempting footpath goes right and into the Woodland Trust's Coed Collfryn: but this involves a lengthy diversion along the Ceiriog Way. Better to stay on the road, turn right up Pentre Lane and through Pentre Cilgwyn.
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