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Cycling in Denbighshire

Cycle Ride from Prestatyn

waterfall, hills & hamlets

Route: Prestatyn - Dyserth (waterfall) - Cwm - Marian Cwm - Llanasa -

            Gronant - Prestatyn (Photos of the Ride)

Distance: 17 miles   

Ascent: 250m. One main climb to cross the Clwydian range, otherwise only moderately hilly

Start: Prestatyn station Grid Ref: 065831 (Pay Car Parking)

Refreshments: Both the Blue Lion at Cwm and the Red Lion at Llanasa serve good fare.

Sketch map of a circular cycle ride from Prestatyn    

The Ride

From outside the railway station (Offa's Tavern) go along main shopping street

Turn Right at Kings Ave/Rhodfa Brenin just after Woolworths

Left at main road then almost immediate Right

After 30m turn Left on to cycle track signposted Dyserth

Follow cycle track for nearly two and half miles till it ends outside Dyserth

Go on to road and shortly turn 1st Right

After mile turn Left at B5119, soon passing impressive waterfall on your left

Go uphill and straight across main road on to lane signposted Cwm 1 m. (Extensive views towards distant Snowdonia on left)

After mile Turn Left by a bench

After just over mile Turn Right at Give Way sign into Cwm Road

Ignore left turn by house called Pentre Cwm  

Turn Left at crossroads signposted Blue Lion (The impressive hill scenery makes this ascent of the Clwydian range worthwhile)

After mile keep Left following sign for Holywell

Left at the next T junction and then Right into hamlet of Marian Cwm 

Turn Right at grass triangle with bench

Keep straight on ignoring roads on right at a house called Penrhos

Ignore road on immediate left

After almost mile turn Left into a lane just before a farm on right

After mile turn Left at T junction

Go straight across A5151and ascend road signposted Mostyn 3

After 1 mile you join national cycle route 5 the signs for which you will now follow until the outskirts of Prestatyn

Turn immediate Left after joining cycle route 5 observing Maen Achwyfaen monument in field on your left

Soon turn Right signposted Llanasa 2

After nearly a mile straight ahead at crossroads (mind duck!) signposted Llanasa 1

After another mile straight ahead at crossroads signposted Llanasa 1

Enter attractive village of Llanasa keeping Right at Red Lion signposted Prestatyn

Turn Left after 2/3 mile signposted Gronant and Prestatyn (good coastal views)

Enter village of Gronant

Turn Left at T junction shortly after Gronant Inn (ignore cycle route 5 signs right)

After 1 miles Left at main road then almost immediate Right signposted Town Centre

At main shopping street turn Left and gyrate right and right again to return to station



Places of Interest

   Prestatyn is a holiday resort popular with families and water sports people. It has several beaches including one with good sand dunes.

   Dyserth's splendid waterfall is well worth the 20p. You may think you can see it OK from the road but it is only when you go up to it that you appreciate the natural rock sculpture that provides the fall with its dramatic setting.

   Clwydian Hills: The ride traverses this attractive range from East to West via the charming hamlets of Cwm and Marian Cwm.

   Maen Achwyfan is a thousand year old stone wheel cross reputed to be the tallest in Britain.

   Llanasa is a charming, award-winning village.


(Photos of the Ride)

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