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Cycle Ride from Llanfair Talhaiarn 

in the Beautiful Elwy Valley

    A ride on quiet country lanes crossing the attractive Aled valley and finally contouring along the  scenic Elwy valley.

Route: Llanfairtalhaiarn - Pont yr Aled - Llannefydd - Pont Ddol - Llanfairtalhairn  (Photos of the Ride)

Distance: 11.5 miles 

Ascent: 390 m. Hilly - There is a long and at times steep ascent near the beginning followed by a dramatic descent (1 in 5 - good brakes essential) to Pont yr Aled. There then follows a further climb to Llannefydd.

Start: Free car park at Llanfair Talhaiarn - Turn Right after crossing bridge to enter the village from the A548. Grid ref: 927703. OS Map 1:50,000 No. 116

Sketch map of a circular cycle ride from Llanfair Talhaiarn

Begin from car park opposite Black Lion pub at Llanfair T.H.,

Turn left to cross bridge, right after bridge and immediate right again (sign posted Llansannan A544)

Soon Turn Left at crossroads

(Ignore road on left after half a mile.)

Turn Left at T junction after one and a half miles

Go over a bridge at Pont-yr-Aled and keep Right at fork after the bridge

Turn Left at T junction (signposted Llannefydd)

Go straight ahead at a crossroads with a 'phone box on your left

Turn Right at T junction sign posted Llannefydd, Henllan

At Llannefydd village Turn first Left at sign for Abergele/St. Asaph 

(Ignore first road on left)

Turn Left at T junction signposted St. Asaph

Keep Right after a quarter of mile sign posted St. Asaph

Go over a bridge 0.75 miles later.

Turn Left at fork signposted Nant Bach 0.5 miles.

After a quarter of a mile Fork Left at a bend on to a narrow lane with 'Unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles' sign

A third of a mile later go straight ahead at cross roads sign posted Llanfair TH and Llannefydd

A third of a mile later keep Left at fork

Bear Right when you see a campsite ahead

Continue on this road contouring above the beautiful Elwy valley ignoring turns to the left and right

Keep Right at a converted chapel (Bryn Eglwys)

Soon Keep Left at the top of a short sharp climb

At the A548 Turn Left and return to Llanfair TH

Points of Interest

Llanfair Talhaiarn is a pleasant village attractively situated on the Elwy river, the banks of which, with tame wild fowl and an old bridge, make a charming picnic spot.

Pont yr Aled is an ancient bridge which crosses the river Aled

The Elwy Valley: The last half of the ride follows this fine valley. Though part of the first section is somewhat marred by the intrusion of pylons, once these are left behind you find yourself in a truly scenic gem.

Photos of the ride

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