Sunday, 18 September 2011


Me and Julie had been decorating my mum's house for a few day's and finished today so with the weather being nice and sunny decided on a little local walk so we drove to Caergwrle and had a walk around the village.It was 3pm when we parked up in the village car park.Turning right out the car park and crossing the A541 by the Ye Old Castle Inn we took the new path up to the castle.The old path was in a very poor state being eroded badly,overgrown with brambles/weeds and rutted.

Old path.

New path.

Some tree's have been thinned out enabling a decent view back down into Caergwrle and of Hope Mountain.

The ruin's of Caergwrle Castle are soon reached.

Julie standing up against the wall to show how thick it is.

From the castle we took the rear path that drop's down to the A550 and it's lovely bridge that span's the Afon Alyn.

From here we returned to the village via the ancient packhorse bridge.

Today's walk was 1.5 miles long with 250 feet of ascent.

MILEAGE      333.5
ASCENT       76.500
TOPS            81.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for showing the photos of Caergwrle! Back in the 1980s I was one of the archaeologists who dug at the castle - we had to carry our site shed, in sections, up that old path. Nearly killed us!