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Alwen Trail

   A new 7 mile easy off-road trail round the Alwen reservoir in the lonely Hiraethog moors was opened in July 2006. 

    There is a car park at Grid Ref: 956530 (OS 50,000:1 No 116 Denbigh & Colwyn Bay), which is reached by untarred track off the B4501, and which is signposted Cronfa Alwen Reservoir. There are blue marker posts indicating the trail, circling the reservoir at a distance and which at one point climbs up on to the moorland. While part of the trail is on forest tracks the greater part follows a newly created 1.5 metre rough track with several sharp descents and is really only suitable for mountain bikes.

    The views are superb.


part of Alwen reservoir seen from the trail


Looking along the length of Llyn Alwen


Footbridge over narrow section of LLyn Alwen


Husband and wife cyclists on the Alwen trail


Part of Alwen trail going through a forest


Llyn Alwen


Looking from a small beach along the length of Llyn Alwen


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