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Vales of Clwyd and Llangollen, The - A Historical Guide

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ISBN: 9781845274559
Author: Michael Senior
Publication April 2013

The long line of soft heather-covered summits known as the Clwydian hills forms one of the distinctive approaches to northern Wales. Not surprisingly, several iron age defensive hillforts are sited on its summits. Below lies the beautiful mature landscape of the Vale of Clwyd.

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At one end of this, the Horseshoe Pass sweeps dramatically over Llantysilio mountain to pitch down into the valley of the Dee, a world itself abundant in cultural and industrial history, punctuated by the travellers’ towns of Corwen and Llangollen.

Since November 2011 the whole of this has been recognised as a unit by the extension of the ‘Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. 5is now includes an area covering much of the Dee valley and running as far as the Ceiriog valley, and so encompasses such magnificent features, natural and man-made, as the Eglwyseg escarpment, the Horseshoe Pass, Pontcysyllte aqueduct, Valle Crucis Abbey and Chirk Castle.