One way of the most rewarding ways to explore Hiraethog and its settlements is on foot. The Hiraethog Trail links the villages of Pentrefoelas, Cerrigydrudion, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfr and Llanrhaeadr via public footpaths, quiet lanes and country roads. A beautifully illustrated pack accompanying the Trail divides the route into a number of manageable sections – perfect for those looking for short circular walks, or for more experienced walkers on a long weekend break.
A few of the Trail highlights include:
- Pentrefoelas – this starting point for the Trail also has a circular route (3 miles) along historical drovers’ tracks, passing the Gilar Gatehouse near Plas Iolyn.
- Cefn Brith - an easy 4 mile circular route on lanes and across the moors, with great views of Alwen Reservoir and Clocaenog Forest.
- Cyffylliog - a 3 mile circular walk around this tiny market town, including a stretch along the pretty Afon (River) Clywedog.