Clwydian Range and Dee Valley National Landscape / Tirwedd Cenedlaethol Bryniau Clwyd a Dyffryn Dyfrdwy
The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley National Landscape forms the dramatic upland frontier in North East Wales.
Working at Cilcain Scar
This National Landscape almost touches the coast at Prestatyn Hillside in the north and stretches south as far Moel Fferna, in the Berwyn Mountains, Moel Fferna is the highest point in the National Landscape at 630 metres. The National Landscape covers 390 square kilometres of windswept hilltops, heather moorland, limestone crags and wooded valleys.
The Clwydian Range is an unmistakeable chain of purple heather-clad summits, topped by a cluster of strikingly situated Iron Age hillforts. The Range’s highest hill at 554 metres is Moel Famau, a familiar icon to residents of the North West. The historic Jubilee Tower sits on the summit of this hill with views over 11 counties.
Beyond the windswept Horseshoe Pass, over Llantisilio Mountain, lies the glorious Dee Valley with historic Llangollen, a famous market town rich in cultural and Industrial heritage. The River Dee flows from the market town of Corwen ,now the terminus for the Llangollen Steam Railway, making its way past the focal point of Wales’s third World Heritage Site, Thomas Telford’s ‘River in the Sky’ the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
The Dark Skies of Loggerheads
Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen