Geo-Trips :: 3 times up and down The Berwyns

The southern Berwyn Hills

A cycle ride from Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Wed, 15 May 2019 by Richard Law

A good, honest, old-fashioned mountain bike ride around the southern end of the Berwyn hills. As documented here, it starts in the rather interesting village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, which many people will pass through on the way up the valley to the photogenic Pistyll Rhaeadr. I say 'interesting', as it has a wealth of old buildings and a particularly fine church dating back in parts nearly 1000 years.

The route here is 27 miles long, with 5200 feet of climbing split into 3 main ascents with an assortment of little ups and downs, and the same amount of descending obviously. Being a circular route, it is of course possible to start anywhere en route, and there are good pubs and cafes in Llanrhaeadr, Llangynog and Llandrillo. So don't be bound by my start-point. But in this form, it starts with a bit of a long road climb out of the village, which gives way eventually to a delightful track contouring the east side of Glan Hafon, and overlooking the Rhaeadr valley. The last part of this is always wet, and un-rideable, so don't expect dry feet by the time you reach the saddle beneath Y Clogydd. You've ascended about 1200' at this point. Then the fun starts, and it's a terrific piece of narrow singletrack moorland bridleway which initially looks as if it's heading off the edge of the world, and then descends steeply towards the upper Tanat valley. Pick the right turn-off, and you drop further through a wood and across some rattly slate spoil-tips almost into Llangynog village.

There's a choice of routes out of Llangynog - up the main road at a steady gradient, or easily along the lower lane in Cwm Rhiwarth to a nasty steep climb at the end. Either way you climb 1000' to the top at Milltir Gerrig, from where a very loose and rubbly track drops into the head of Cwm Pennant. In spring, this is a riot of bluebell patches along the roadside into Llandrillo and a probable lunch stop. Bear in mind at this point that the next landmark lies 1800' higher than the village, and that's Bwlch Maen Gwynedd at the head of the Afon Clochnant; hence lunch may put in a reappearance somewhere along the way.

There is a good bridleway all the way up the valley, but the first part is (for me, anyway) un-rideable due to being immensely loose and steep. However, persist with it, as the upper valley contains some stretches of beautiful narrow track, just the job for 'Old-Skool' mountain biking. In truth, this would be better ridden downhill rather than up, but then the rest of the circuit involves off-road climbs and on-road descents, which would just be plain wrong.

From the saddle of Bwlch Maen Gwynedd, you join the old Roman Road historically mapped as Ffordd Gam Elin, which takes you over the saddle just beneath Tomle, then becomes decidedly vague as it drops steeply into the upper Cwm Maen Gwynedd. From there it's track and lanes all the way back into Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant. There is an off-road alternative for a mile or two along the western flank of Mynydd Mawr, but time was running short on this particular day, so I omitted that here.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SJ1226 : Church of St Dogfan, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
Church of St Dogfan, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
An unusually large church for the area, which dates in parts, such as the base of... more

SJ1225 : The Green Stone milestone by Richard Law
The Green Stone milestone
Originally thought to have been a prehistoric menhir (standing stone) but put to... more

SJ1126 : Up the lane out of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
Up the lane out of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

SJ1126 : OS Flush Bracket 12037-  Rhiwlas Cottage by Richard Law
OS Flush Bracket 12037- Rhiwlas Cottage
Flush Bracket 12037 located on the far side of the cottage (ie not facing the... more

SJ1126 : Down the lane towards Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
Down the lane towards Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

SJ1125 : Track to Talwrn-y-glo by Richard Law
Track to Talwrn-y-glo

SJ1125 : Towards Penybontfawr by Richard Law
Towards Penybontfawr

SJ1026 : Lane junction near Cefn-côch by Richard Law
Lane junction near Cefn-côch

SJ1026 : Uphill on a long straight near Ochr-y-ffordd by Richard Law
Uphill on a long straight near Ochr-y-ffordd

SJ1026 : Roadside cottage by Richard Law
Roadside cottage
This is pretty much the highest house on this lane, and lies just over 1000' up... more

SJ0926 : Up the lane towards Glan Hafon hill by Richard Law
Up the lane towards Glan Hafon hill
The [[979957]] on the right now sports a high fence and some solar-powered... more

SJ0926 : Track and path to Bryn-y-llidiart & Garn Uchaf by Richard Law
Track and path to Bryn-y-llidiart & Garn Uchaf
The same gateway as seen in 11 years ago [[979956]], now with added cattle grid.... more

SJ0926 : Sheepshed and a refrigerated container by Richard Law
Sheepshed and a refrigerated container
At the top of the farm lane, before it turns into a track around the side of Glan... more

SJ0927 : Track up the side of Glan Hafon by Richard Law
Track up the side of Glan Hafon
This is the start of a section of good, proper, 'old skool' mountain biking... more

SJ0927 : Ford above Craig Garwallt by Richard Law
Ford above Craig Garwallt
An un-named stream drops from the flanks of Glan Hafon towards the valley of the... more

SJ0827 : Northern side of Glan Hafon, above a large clearance cairn by Richard Law
Northern side of Glan Hafon, above a large clearance cairn
Sheep roam freely on the fairly open slopes of Glan Hafon.

SJ0827 : Track contouring around Glan Hafon by Richard Law
Track contouring around Glan Hafon
A little-used bridleway around the northern side of the hill. I last rode it... more

SJ0827 : Towards the summit area of Glan Hafon by Richard Law
Towards the summit area of Glan Hafon
Fences and tumbledown walls litter the upper slopes of the hill; all quite easy to... more

SJ0827 : Glan Hafon trig by Richard Law
Glan Hafon trig
The trig lies not at the highest point of the hill (that's just about visible... more

SJ0827 : Glan Hafon trig - flush bracket 10335 by Richard Law
Glan Hafon trig - flush bracket 10335
Installed in the concrete trig [[652329]] probably in 1959, at which point it was... more

SJ0727 : Cairn on the summit of Glan Hafon by Richard Law
Cairn on the summit of Glan Hafon
One of two points marked at 608m; this rocky outcrop is crowned with a small stone... more

SJ0827 : Track contouring around Glan Hafon by Richard Law
Track contouring around Glan Hafon
A fine place for a bike ride on a belting day.

SJ0727 : Track contouring around Glan Hafon by Richard Law
Track contouring around Glan Hafon
Pretty much the opposite view to that in [[979950]] and apparently taken on a... more

SJ0728 : Zig-zag track on the flank of Glan Hafon by Richard Law
Zig-zag track on the flank of Glan Hafon
A well-engineered way up the side of the hill from the valley of the Afon Rhaeadr.... more

SJ0728 : Path & bridleway high on Glan Hafon by Richard Law
Path & bridleway high on Glan Hafon
The track crosses the bwlch between Glan Hafon and Y Clogydd.

SJ0728 : Along the bridleway looking southwest by Richard Law
Along the bridleway looking southwest
High on the NE slopes of Glan Hafon, where the path and bridleway from the valley... more

SJ0727 : Glan Hafon from the northwest by Richard Law
Glan Hafon from the northwest
A view of the hill Glan Hafon; the easy track that contours it can clearly be... more

SJ0727 : Upland singletrack by Richard Law
Upland singletrack
A very promising narrow ribbon of singletrack bridleway, which heads across this... more

SJ0627 : Things are about to get steep. And entertaining by Richard Law
Things are about to get steep. And entertaining
A narrow bridleway, the best sort, that heads across a reassuringly easy flat... more

SJ0627 : Bridleway descent beside the Nant Ddial by Richard Law
Bridleway descent beside the Nant Ddial
I didn't really want to stop on this cracking descent, but pictures were... more

SJ0627 : Probable lead adit on the hillside by Richard Law
Probable lead adit on the hillside
A shallow adit mine, with a spoil heap at its entrance; there are other trial pits... more

SJ0626 : Shallow ford through the Nant Sebon by Richard Law
Shallow ford through the Nant Sebon
This is not quite in the place marked on the maps where the bridleway crosses the... more

SJ0626 : Bridleway through a bluebell patch by Richard Law
Bridleway through a bluebell patch

SJ0626 : Bridleway above Glan-hafon Uchaf by Richard Law
Bridleway above Glan-hafon Uchaf
The track heads downwards through the beech woods on the slope of [[3737058]],... more

SJ0526 : End of the track at Tan-y-graig by Richard Law
End of the track at Tan-y-graig
This is not the bridleway marked on the maps - that joins the road a hundred yards... more

SJ0526 : Refreshing water for a thirsty cyclist by Richard Law
Refreshing water for a thirsty cyclist
Yes, it's fine to drink; I haven't died yet.

SJ0526 : OS Flush Bracket - Llangynog, former school by Richard Law
OS Flush Bracket - Llangynog, former school
Flush Bracket S0824, affixed to the wall of the former school in Llangynog. It was... more

SJ0526 : Former village school in Llangynog by Richard Law
Former village school in Llangynog
Now converted (in 1987) to the Village Workshops.

SJ0426 : B4391 heading uphill out of Llangynog by Richard Law
B4391 heading uphill out of Llangynog
A long old drag up out of the village towards open moorland higher up.

SJ0426 : Very steep hillside below Craig Rhiwarth by Richard Law
Very steep hillside below Craig Rhiwarth
Perspective loses the detail of this hillside, which is mightily steep; the... more

SJ0428 : Hillside above Llwyn-onn by Richard Law
Hillside above Llwyn-onn
Sheep graze contentedly, above what appears to be a disintegrating ex-railway... more

SJ0428 : B4391 above Llangynog by Richard Law
B4391 above Llangynog
Uphill on the long climb from Llangynog to Milltir Gerrig.

SJ0328 : Up the B4391 above Cwm Rhiwarth by Richard Law
Up the B4391 above Cwm Rhiwarth
Part of the long climb from Llangynog to Milltir Gerrig.

SJ0328 : A glimpse of Ty'n-y-ffynonydd farm by Richard Law
A glimpse of Ty'n-y-ffynonydd farm

SJ0329 : Cattle grid out to open country by Richard Law
Cattle grid out to open country
Fenced and enclosed fields below here; open moorland above. And sheep on the road... more

SJ0329 : OS benchmark - Pant y Lladron, roadside wall by Richard Law
OS benchmark - Pant y Lladron, roadside wall
Cut into the stonework of the wall in 1953, and levelled at 380.684m above... more

SJ0131 : Open land above the Nant Sgrin by Richard Law
Open land above the Nant Sgrin
Extensive moorland, part of the Berwyns National Nature Reserve, on the hillside... more

SJ0231 : Moorland track from Milltir Gerrig into Cwm Pennant by Richard Law
Moorland track from Milltir Gerrig into Cwm Pennant
More or less the same location as [[973527]]; the state of the track has changed... more

SJ0231 : Moorland above the Nant Chrechwyl by Richard Law
Moorland above the Nant Chrechwyl
The shallow valley quarter of a mile away across the grass is occupied by the Nant... more

SJ0231 : Sheepfold and gate into the Cwm Pennant forests by Richard Law
Sheepfold and gate into the Cwm Pennant forests
The open moorland of the upper Pennant valley gives way to commercial forest... more

SJ0131 : A cleared forestry block above Cwm Pennant by Richard Law
A cleared forestry block above Cwm Pennant

SJ0132 : Fields and forests around Cwm Pydew by Richard Law
Fields and forests around Cwm Pydew
Almost exactly the same view as [[973515]] taken in 2008; you can even recognise... more

SJ0232 : Track heading into Cwm Pennant by Richard Law
Track heading into Cwm Pennant
A good ride downhill; it'd be a right royal flog going up on a mountain bike.

SJ0232 : The farm and settlement at Blaen-y-cwm by Richard Law
The farm and settlement at Blaen-y-cwm
The highest farm in the valley, the 250m contour line runs more or less right... more

SJ0233 : Fields to the east side of Cwm Pennant by Richard Law
Fields to the east side of Cwm Pennant
Coed Llystyn appears to be the name of the plantation on the upper part of this hill.

SJ0233 : A large oak tree, and Rhyd y Gethin farm by Richard Law
A large oak tree, and Rhyd y Gethin farm
The scene near the head of Cwm Pennant on a warm spring day.

SJ0233 : Bluebells on the verge by Richard Law
Bluebells on the verge
The first of several extensive stands of native bluebells (Hyacynthoides... more

SJ0233 : Close-up of a bluebell by Richard Law
Close-up of a bluebell
The native British bluebell Hyacynthoides non-scripta, which is a common spring... more

SJ0233 : Damaged remnants of a benchmark by Richard Law
Damaged remnants of a benchmark
I can't find any reference to this mark on the OS database, nor a proper record of... more

SJ0234 : Barn at Ty-nant by Richard Law
Barn at Ty-nant
The road through Cwm Pennant passes the small farm of Ty-nant

SJ0234 : OS benchmark - Cwm Pennant, Ty-nant by Richard Law
OS benchmark - Cwm Pennant, Ty-nant
A rather faded but still perfectly serviceable OS benchmark on the NW corner of... more

SJ0234 : Roadside bluebells just north of Ty-nant farm by Richard Law
Roadside bluebells just north of Ty-nant farm
Mid May is a good time to catch the extensive bluebells of Cwm Pennant; this is... more

SJ0234 : K2 callbox at road junction in Cwm Pennant by Richard Law
K2 callbox at road junction in Cwm Pennant
I half-expected this rural phonebox to be listed - quite a lot of K2 boxes have... more

SJ0235 : Farmland in Cwm Pennant by Richard Law
Farmland in Cwm Pennant
Immediately north of the minor lane which runs up the valley.

SJ0335 : Minor road through Cwm Pennant by Richard Law
Minor road through Cwm Pennant
Mid spring sunshine on the narrow lane that runs through Cwm Pennant.

SJ0335 : Heading towards Llandrillo by Richard Law
Heading towards Llandrillo
This narrow minor lane runs the length of Cwm Pennant; no place to meet a tractor... more

SJ0335 : Roadside bluebells near Cadwst by Richard Law
Roadside bluebells near Cadwst
One of many such patches of bluebells in the verge of the narrow lane in Cwm Pennant.

SJ0335 : Afon Dinam heading for Cadwst by Richard Law
Afon Dinam heading for Cadwst
This small stream drains a small valley just west of here (Cwm Dinam, probably)... more

SJ0336 : On the lane through Cwm Pennant by Richard Law
On the lane through Cwm Pennant
This narrow minor lane runs the length of Cwm Pennant, and here it's approaching... more

SJ0336 : Pentre Farm by Richard Law
Pentre Farm
The small farm at Pentre lies in the valley, beneath the plantation on Cefn Pen-llety.

SJ0337 : The former Bell Inn, Llandrillo by Richard Law
The former Bell Inn, Llandrillo
Grade II listed... more

SJ0337 : No 4 High Street, Llandrillo by Richard Law
No 4 High Street, Llandrillo
Grade II listed... more

SJ0337 : The Dudley Arms, Llandrillo by Richard Law
The Dudley Arms, Llandrillo
Now the main pub in the village since [[6176824]] closed, and itself Grade Ii... more

SJ0337 : Church of St Trillo, Llandrillo by Richard Law
Church of St Trillo, Llandrillo
Grade II listed... more

SJ0337 : Cross shaft used as a sundial by Richard Law
Cross shaft used as a sundial
Probably a medieval preaching cross shaft, cut down in the 18th century for use as... more

SJ0337 : Pont Llandrillo from the north by Richard Law
Pont Llandrillo from the north
Try as I might, I couldn't get a clear/sunlit view of the south side of this Grade... more

SJ0335 : A classic Berwyns hill track by Richard Law
A classic Berwyns hill track
A rough, loose stone surface, eroded by many years of farm traffic and more... more

SJ0435 : Track on the east side of The Berwyns by Richard Law
Track on the east side of The Berwyns
Steeper than it looks, this track comes up from the road end at Blaen-y-dre-isaf,... more

SJ0435 : Track junction at 377m by Richard Law
Track junction at 377m
This gateway is the point where the loose stoney track from Blaen-y-dre-isaf joins... more

SJ0535 : I was even further from the track than I thought by Richard Law
I was even further from the track than I thought
Tried to follow the bridleway on the hillside above, but failed. By quite a long... more

SJ0535 : The Afon Clochnant by Richard Law
The Afon Clochnant
Carrying the bike up into the valley, I found myself at the same place and the... more

SJ0535 : Grassy singletrack in the Clochnant valley by Richard Law
Grassy singletrack in the Clochnant valley
Now, this is more like it; a proper stretch of narrow singletrack across an... more

SJ0534 : Slightly too steep to ride up by Richard Law
Slightly too steep to ride up
The path crosses a tributary of the Clochnant, and the far side climbs a bank of... more

SJ0534 : The upper Clochnant by Richard Law
The upper Clochnant
High on the west side of the Berwyns, there's extensive moorland and tussock grass.

SJ0634 : Singletrack bridleway up the Clochnant valley by Richard Law
Singletrack bridleway up the Clochnant valley
A fine ribbon of narrow bridleway, gradually climbing to the pass of Bwlch Maen... more

SJ0634 : Back down the bridleway by Richard Law
Back down the bridleway
In the valley of the Afon Clochnant, this narrow path lies on the north bank.

SJ0634 : Up the Clochnant, near Blaen Trawsnant by Richard Law
Up the Clochnant, near Blaen Trawsnant
Another stretch of the perfect, narrow bridleway which runs along the upper... more

SJ0634 : Ford through the Blaen Trawsnant by Richard Law
Ford through the Blaen Trawsnant

SJ0734 : Not far from the top of the bridleway by Richard Law
Not far from the top of the bridleway
After a long ride up the Clochnant valley, the summit of the pass at Bwlch Maen... more

SJ0734 : Two bridleways on Cadair Bronwen by Richard Law
Two bridleways on Cadair Bronwen
On the east side of the pass of Bwlch Maen Gwynedd, the ancient path of Ffordd-Gam... more

SJ0734 : Gate at Bwlch Maen Gwynedd by Richard Law
Gate at Bwlch Maen Gwynedd
At the historic pass of Bwlch Maen Gwynedd, where the ancient road of Ffordd-Gam... more

SJ0733 : Ffordd-Gam Elin crosses Cwm Llawenog by Richard Law
Ffordd-Gam Elin crosses Cwm Llawenog
The ancient road of Ffordd-Gam Elin, marked on early maps as a 'Roman Road' but... more

SJ0932 : Bridleway and track in the valley by Richard Law
Bridleway and track in the valley
More or less the same photo as [[6169136]], but on a sunnier day with greater... more

SJ0932 : Sheep and a large shed at Blaen-y-cwm by Richard Law
Sheep and a large shed at Blaen-y-cwm

SJ1031 : In Cwm Maen Gwynedd near Glanrafon by Richard Law
In Cwm Maen Gwynedd near Glanrafon
Fields in the valley of the Afon Iwrch just above Glanrafon farm.

SJ1031 : Along the lane by Glanrafon by Richard Law
Along the lane by Glanrafon

SJ1031 : Tyn-y-fedwen farm from the road by Richard Law
Tyn-y-fedwen farm from the road
Most of the farm buildings are hidden behind a series of walls and hedges, but... more

SJ1031 : Cwm Maen Gwynedd from the road by Richard Law
Cwm Maen Gwynedd from the road
Damp fields and grazings in the valley of the Afon Iwrch.

SJ1131 : Cwm Maen Gwynedd above Plas-criafol by Richard Law
Cwm Maen Gwynedd above Plas-criafol
Damp fields and grazing land in the valley of the Afon Iwrch.

SJ1131 : Narrow lane in the valley of Cwm Maen Gwynedd by Richard Law
Narrow lane in the valley of Cwm Maen Gwynedd

SJ1131 : Up the valley towards Plas-criafol farm by Richard Law
Up the valley towards Plas-criafol farm
The farm lies just out of sight around the bend in the road.

SJ1130 : Along the lane in the valley near Tyn-y-ffridd by Richard Law
Along the lane in the valley near Tyn-y-ffridd

SJ1130 : K6 phone box at the track junction by Richard Law
K6 phone box at the track junction
The track on the left heads steeply uphill to Maes and Votty farms.

SJ1230 : Just to the southeast of Tyn-y-rhos by Richard Law
Just to the southeast of Tyn-y-rhos
This one heads back, slightly circuitously, to Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.

SJ1230 : Log cabin/bungalow near Cefn-y-rhodfa by Richard Law
Log cabin/bungalow near Cefn-y-rhodfa
This is almost exactly the same photo as [[3678948]], nothing much has changed... more

SJ1229 : Along the lane towards Cefn-y-rhodfa by Richard Law
Along the lane towards Cefn-y-rhodfa
A narrow lane (most of them are narrow, to be fair) in the valley of the Afon Iwrch.

SJ1229 : Pont Maen Gwynedd by Richard Law
Pont Maen Gwynedd
A narrow bridge over the Afon Iwrch.

SJ1229 : Upstream on the Afon Iwrch by Richard Law
Upstream on the Afon Iwrch
Looking upstream, with the lower reaches of Cwm Maen Gwynedd giving way to the... more

SJ1129 : A short hillside track below Tan-y-ffridd by Richard Law
A short hillside track below Tan-y-ffridd

SJ1129 : Steep hillside below Pen-y-ffridd by Richard Law
Steep hillside below Pen-y-ffridd
Rough grazing land on the western side of the Afon Iwrch.

SJ1228 : Lane in the valley of the Afon Iwrch by Richard Law
Lane in the valley of the Afon Iwrch
A narrow lane, heading down towards Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.

SJ1228 : Narrow lane leading towards Nant by Richard Law
Narrow lane leading towards Nant

SJ1227 : Steep hillside above Sychnant by Richard Law
Steep hillside above Sychnant
The fields here rise steeply above the road and the valley of the Afon Iwrch. It's... more

SJ1227 : Lane rising towards Penfforddwen by Richard Law
Lane rising towards Penfforddwen
On the lane heading back to Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.

SJ1227 : Access track to Sychnant farm by Richard Law
Access track to Sychnant farm

SJ1227 : Approaching Tai-newyddion by Richard Law
Approaching Tai-newyddion
The house of Tai-newyddion lies at the road junction just out of sight beyond the... more

SJ1226 : Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant Bridge by Richard Law
Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant Bridge
The bridge, which was built around 1775 and was probably turnpiked (tolled),... more

SJ5314 : Shrewsbury Rugby Club ground by Richard Law
Shrewsbury Rugby Club ground
Rugby pitches on the east side of Shrewsbury, near Sundorne.

SJ5314 : Footpath just south of Sundorne by Richard Law
Footpath just south of Sundorne

SJ5314 : Footpath heading for Uffington village by Richard Law
Footpath heading for Uffington village

SJ5314 : Barn in a field of wheat by Richard Law
Barn in a field of wheat
No wheat plants were damaged in the taking of this photo, honest.

SJ5314 : Track to The Meadows farm by Richard Law
Track to The Meadows farm

SJ1226 : Y Bwthyn on Park Street, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
Y Bwthyn on Park Street, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Currently boarded off to view from the road, it looks as if Y Bwthyn may be about... more

SJ1226 : 7 Park Street, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
7 Park Street, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
One of a terrace of 4 vernacular stone cottages, all dated 1834, which all... more

SJ1226 : 8 Park Street, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
8 Park Street, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
A cottage in the middle of a terrace of 4 vernacular stone cottages, all dated... more

SJ1226 : 9 Park Street, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
9 Park Street, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
A cottage in the middle of a terrace of 4 vernacular stone cottages, all dated... more

SJ1226 : 10 Park Street, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
10 Park Street, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
The left-most property in a terrace of 4 vernacular stone cottages, all dated... more

SJ1226 : 'Trigfan' cottage on Park Street, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
'Trigfan' cottage on Park Street, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
For the most part, early 19th century, but there are signs of earlier buildings... more

SJ1226 : Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant parish war memorial by Richard Law
Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant parish war memorial
This stone obelisk and the surrounding iron-railed enclosure were Grade II listed... more

SJ1226 : OS Flush Bracket S0826, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
OS Flush Bracket S0826, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
OS flush bracket affixed to the east wall of [[5495056]], which was placed as part... more

SJ1225 : Listed milestone at Green Ucha by Richard Law
Listed milestone at Green Ucha
Fully documented and described in the image at [[5497681]], and Grade II listed... more

SJ1225 : The one-time National School, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
The one-time National School, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Built in 1858, and Grade II listed by CADW in 2003... more

SJ1225 : OS benchmark - Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, former school by Richard Law
OS benchmark - Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, former school
An OS cutmark on the door jamb of [[6187365]], which was levelled in 1973 at... more

SJ1225 : The B4580 out of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
The B4580 out of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Looking south down the main road out of the village, in the general direction of... more

SJ1226 : Haulfre cottage by Richard Law
Haulfre cottage
The cottage here, the iron railings, and the shop that's partly in shot... more

SJ1226 : Capel Seion in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
Capel Seion in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Built in a very fine Arts & Crafts Gothic style in 1904 by the architects... more

SJ1226 : OS benchmark - Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Capel Seion by Richard Law
OS benchmark - Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Capel Seion
An OS cutmark on one of the corner buttresses of the chapel in [[5495773]],... more

SJ1226 : The Plough Inn, and its adjoining listed buildings, in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
The Plough Inn, and its adjoining listed buildings, in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
The Plough, and the cottages to its west, date from the early 19th century; it may... more

SJ1226 : Bwthyn-hedd cottage by Richard Law
Bwthyn-hedd cottage
Slightly out of place amongst the more modern houses around it, but then it's... more

SJ1226 : Maesgwyn cottage by Richard Law
Maesgwyn cottage
Located in Church Street, Maesgwyn is a mid-19th century partial remodelling of an... more

SJ1226 : Minafon cottage by Richard Law
Minafon cottage
The exact age of Minafon is subject to a certain amount of speculation, but it's... more

SJ0337 : OS Flush Bracket S0439 - Llandrillo by Richard Law
OS Flush Bracket S0439 - Llandrillo
An OS flush bracket on the wall of [[5557684]], which was installed in 1942, and... more

SJ0337 : Nos 5 & 6 High Street, Llandrillo by Richard Law
Nos 5 & 6 High Street, Llandrillo
Pictured together here are two semi-detached cottages which date from around the... more

SJ0337 : OS benchmark & bolt - Llandrillo, St Trillo's church by Richard Law
OS benchmark & bolt - Llandrillo, St Trillo's church
Levelled in 1942 at 161.945m above Ordnance Datum Newlyn, although the bolt... more

SJ0337 : OS benchmark - Llandrillo, St Trillo's church by Richard Law
OS benchmark - Llandrillo, St Trillo's church
Cut into the southern angle of the church, only a few yards from the rather older... more

SJ1226 : Listed phone box, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
Listed phone box, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
A K6-type box dating from the reign of King George VI, which was Grade II listed... more

SJ1226 : The Wynnstay Arms, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant by Richard Law
The Wynnstay Arms, Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Built around 1850 in a modern Gothic style, and Grade II listed... more

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