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Mold to Moel Arthur and Bwlch Pen Barass Loop Cycle Route

Wales > Flintshire > Mold
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameMold to Moel Arthur and Bwlch Pen Barass Loop
Distance : miles (km)20.53  (33.04)
Posted ByN Hallworth
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationRuthin Road (A5119)
End LocationRuthin Road (A5119)
Cycle Steps
This is a road route, mainly on country lanes, but with small sections of A and B road, with a variety of climbs and undulations.
From Mold the route follows the road to Ruthin, heading off the main A494 road and onto the country lanes at the Loggerheads Country Park. There is a steady climb up to Cilcain, then the road drops down onto the Mold to Denbigh Road. All of which is a good warm up for what's to come. Next is Moel Arthur which is a picturesque long haul up to the summit and then a nice run back down to the road to Llanbedr. From there, there is a killer climb up Bwlch Pen Barass which includes a 25% hairpin. The views from the top are spectacular. A rollercoaster ride down to Tafarn-y-Gelyn brings you back to the road to Mold and one more medium climb up through Gwernymynydd and a last downhill blast back to where you started. Not a long route, but 2 fairly serious climbs to get some strength into your legs.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Pubs at Loggerheads, Cilcain and Lanbedr DC.

Your comments?
posted by:neil wyn jonesRating : difficult :
Moel Arthur is a great climb, not too difficult, though Bwlch Pen Barras is a serious challenge from Dyffryn Clwyd, I'd have been pushing without the touring gears on my old Galaxy! Great ride, I started at Loggerheads and took a detour to Rhewl but managed it in just over the 2 hours. I'll be back!!

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