Alwen Trail

Hiraethog Forest, Ruthin, Conwy, LL21 9TT, Wales

The Alwen Trail was formally opened on the 21st July 2006 creating new access for walkers and cyclists to enjoy the Denbigh Moor. The trail was a joint venture between the Forestry Commissions and it’s partners.

This new easy-to-follow, waymarked, circular route around the Alwen Reservoir is approximately 7.5 miles (11 Km) You will follow forestry tracks and paths along the water’s edge and upto the moorland of Mynydd Hiraethog. The scenery around the reservoir is wonderfully varied with a beautiful section along the waters edge, from the position high on the moorlands there are stunning landscape views.

Along the way you will encounter 6 illustrated panels, providing information of the wildlife, culture and folk tales associated with the area, including the story of ‘Freckled Fairy Cow’. Many reminders from the past are scattered along the trail; for the nature lovers there are rare species of Birds, Insects and the elusive Red Squirrels. Links have also been created to the established, nearby Brenig Trail, providing 20 miles of continuous walking and cycling for all abilities, particularly suitable for families.


  • Pets accepted

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