Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fun Run Wales to Llyn Brenig June 2010

The trip to Wales June 2010
I never get much time these days to have a run out, that is without having o follow a client when advanced training, so when Nigel Parkes suggested a run out, I jumped at the chance. A quick call to Dvaid Yates and a date and time was et, but where could we go. Well I fancied North Wales and a lake near to Denbigh.
A 10 am start saw us leaving Stafford on the A5013 towards Eccleshall and then on to Tern Hill roundabout, via Loggerheads and the by pass around Market Drayton, the A53.
At tern Hill roundabout, we turned right along the A41 towards Whitchurch, stopping the Raven Cafe for a brew.
After the break we headed along the A41, picking up the A525 towards Wrexham. We then turned left off the A525 onto the A495 through Welshampton onto Ellesmere, turning right at the junction with the A528. We went through Ellesmere to turn right on the B5068 to St Martins. In St Martins we turned left towards the A5, where turned right and headed for Llangollen.
In Llangollen we turned right off the A5 and across the bridge, turning left on the A524 towards dinner – up the Horseshoe Pass and stop at the Ponderosa.
After a short stop it is north (TURN RIGHT OUT OF CAR PARK) still along the A524 over the roundabout with the A5014 to join the A525. Turning left towards Ruthin and down through the valley of Nant y Garth. In Ruthin continue on the A525 to Denbigh and go through the town centre, picking up the A523 TOWARDS Pentrefoelas, via Bylchau. Just after Blychau look for a left turn, sign posted Llyn Brenig visitor centre, which takes you onto the B4501 (Road with the pine trees).
Stop at Llyn Brenig at the visitor centre, before leaving on the B4501 Cerrigydrudion, where we turned south for a short distance on the A5, before turning right on the B4501 to Fron Goch . Here we turned left TOWARDS Bala, where we stopped for ice cream on the side of the lake.
Leaving Bala, retracing the route along the A494 to the end of the High Street, turn right on the B4391 to Llangynog and onto Pen-y-bont-fawr. Just after this village pick up signs for Owestry, which should be signed B4396 and eventually the A495 to Llynclys (The railway Museum). Cross over the A483 and head for Shrewsbury on the B4396 and eventually the A5.
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