North Berwyn Way 2-day backpack

Dawn at tent pitchA 2-day autumn backpack of the North Berwyn Way (NBW) waymarked trail, a route traversing the heather moorland to the south of the Dee from Corwen to Llangollen.

We have walked sections of the NBW on previous backpacks and this was an opportunity to walk the complete trail, in particular the industrial heritage section covering the quarry site below Moel Fferna that we have never visited. The trail is signed with the NBW logo pictured above and is generally very easy walking on clear lines, just a few scrappy and squelchy bits on the quarry circuit.

The vibrant autumnal hues of the trees and bracken made this a colourful and rewarding backpack and we saw no other walkers at all until the outskirts of Llangollen at the end.

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6 thoughts on “North Berwyn Way 2-day backpack

  1. Interesting route through hills that I’m guessing see’s very few visitors. I love the vistas of the limestone edges of Eglwyseg Mountain. Some cracking walking around there

  2. Thanks Andy. That end of the Berwyns is disparaged by many, we consider it underrated.
    Those limestone edges are due for another visit before long I’m sure, it’s years since we were there.

  3. The area is used by a couple of schools for DofE. My son and one of my daughters did a two day trip near there. However, it’s the wrong time of year to encounter a horde of DofE expeditions.

  4. Hi Ian. Interesting, I’ve not heard of DofE outings hereabouts but it’s great country. I wonder if they mention pitching a tent in rampant heather – we’ve done that before, an interesting experience.

  5. Hi Alan. To be on the safe side we collected water in the woodland section before Bwlch Cynwyd, but it turned out we could have waited until the small stream just before the quarry – the path crosses its ravine immediately before reaching the quarry track and it was flowing well.

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