Crewe & Nantwich Ramblers At The Alyn Gorge And Moel Famau

Recently the Crewe and Nantwich Ramblers were out again on their fortnightly walk.
This time they were at Loggerheads to explore the Alyn Gorge and then climb to the summit of Moel Famau which is the highest hill in the Clwydian Range.
Loggerheads is a well known and popular walking area in North Wales.

Moel FamauA total of 38 walkers of all ages set off for an excellent walk along the Alyn Gorge with its mining legacy and beautiful woods to the village of Cilcain.
The route started along the the Leete Path following the river Afon Alyn.
It then continued high above the river with views out across the valley to Moel Famau.
On route the walkers crossed a footbridge over Devils Gorge a legacy of the lead mining carried out all along the valley here.

Leaving Cilcain the walkers then set off on a long steady climb up the slopes of Moel Famau towards the Jubilee Tower built to commemorate the golden jubilee of mad king George III in 1810, which is now being renovated.

Arriving at the summit the walkers stopped for a well-earned rest and enjoyed the views before setting off on the long descent back to Loggerheads.

Devils Gorge

Devils Gorge

After the walk a debriefing was held in the “We Three Loggerheads” pub and all agreed that if had been and excellent walk

On Sunday August 18th the Crewe and Nantwich Rambling Club will be heading for Ladybower, Derbyshire.

Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir, the lowest of three in the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire. The River Ashop flows into the reservoir from the west; the River Derwent flows south, initially through Howden Reservoir, then Derwent Reservoir, and finally through Ladybower Reservoir.

There will be three walks to choose from of six, nine and twelve miles.

Travel will be by coach, departing from Nantwich Bus Station 08.30 with pick-ups at Wells Green, the former Earl of Crewe pub and Crewe Library.

Rambles are held fortnightly on Sundays throughout the year and there are also evening rambles on alternate Thursdays during the summer months. New members of all ages are very welcome.

For further information please contact Marie Leeke (Membership Secretary) on 01270 842661 or visit