WALK 4  - The Great Castle Wood

Distance - 5 miles                   Difficulty -  Fairly  fit

This walk starts at Abergele Gates. From there walking all the way up the Castle road until you are in the lower court yard below the Hesketh tower (large one just through the main gates.) Up the steps climbing up to the tower (Fantastic views all over the Golf Coarse, Middle gates and Abergele. ) From this tower climb up the dislodged  steps turning  right at the top. Walk along a woodland path (approx. 1 mile) until you come to a woodland road curling around in front of you. Head down this road until it tries to curl around again.

At this point there is a road going around and down, a road going strait on and down. You will need to go along a woodland path that should be straight in front of you . Follow this path approx. 3/4 mile until you are beneath the large cave mouth of Tan yr Ogof  continue to follow the path down until you reach
the busy road to Rhyd Y Foel. Walk down this road until you reach the Old Highway. (Abergele to Llanddulas  Rd) Then head down towards the caravan site, head right along the beach (Refreshments available) towards the Abergele. Over the first bridge up Sea Rd then turning right at the top back to Abergele Gate.

Follow the path from up the old step from the Hesketh tower until you reach the woodland track . Here Lady Emily's tower can be seen set the woods ahead. Walk down this track until it curls around again.

Where the road curls around look straight ahead and you'll see a path going up into the woods, follow this path until you meet an excellent view point looking over the estate. See the field of corpses (photo below) . Continue along this path down until you reach the busy Rhyd Y Foel road. Walk down this road until you reach the Abergele Llanddulas Rd. (The Old Highway) From here walk down towards the caravan site then right along the beach towards Abergele. If you wish to walk along the sand check tide by clicking here Over the first bridge up Sea Rd then turning right at the top back to Abergele Gates.

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