Llandegla to Trevor, Offa’s Dyke – Day 7

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Heading to Trevor we ran into our first bit of excitement of the day. The Horseshoe Pass was closed due to wildfires across the hillside. The air was thick with acrid smoke, while the emergency services detour us down the tint road to Pentredwr.

We eventually get to Trevor and leave a car at the Chapel car park – £2 charge, before heading back to Llandegla to start our walk.

This is my favourite stretch so far. Another coffee at the community cafe, an interesting chat with the community taxi driver who waits in the cafe for passengers off the bus in Llandegla and runs them to outlying villages.

I chanced on the local beers and ciders in the shop, and the volunteer told me that they try and source as much as possible locally.

We followed the road out of the village, through a field and up the rise, soon entering Llandegla Forest. This stretch is busy with cyclists from the Llandegla Cycle Centre. We paused frequently to check our bearings through the forest.

The wide expanse of moorland stretches out before us, fortunately some strategically placed railway sleepers help us through at a good pace. We hit the road and turn towards World’s End. A couple of climbers could be seen on the rocks.

We focused on the path as we walked along across the scree below the limestone crags. We didn’t want to slide downhill. We stepped to one side to let two mountain bikers pass. They were travelling at quite a pace, which gave us the confidence to walk a bit faster.

It was worth pausing for a few minutes to look back along the route.

Next came the Panorama Walk, with great surround views across the valley and Castell Dinas Bran on the hill.
It didn’t take us long to reach Trevor Hall woods and the descent into Trevor and a very welcome drink at the Telford Arms

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