Rhyd y Foel is a small village near the coast in Conwy County in North Wales. Located to the south of Llanddulas and 2 miles north of Betws yn Rhos, the village lies at the foot of Pen y Corddyn Mawr.
Walks, Cycle Trails and Other Activities
There a number of walks criss-crossing the landscape around Rhyd y Foel, with pleasant walks to the villages of Llysfaen and Betws yn Rhos. Cyclists will appreciate the proximity to the North Wales Coastal Path and Cycle Trail a couple of miles to the north of the village.
Cefn yr Ogof, a hill and rock outcrop to the north of the village, offers fine views of the North Wales coastline, and a trail leads eastward through the woodlands to Abergele passing the impressive ruins of Gwrych Castle alongside the way.
The Pen y Corddyn Mawr hillfort is located on a massive limestone plateau, surrounded on three sides by precipitous cliffs, on the east side of the Dulas valley. The fort is around half a mile from the Roman road to Caerhun. Roman material has been found here and we can speculate that the occupants were pro Roman or indeed even the Roman army, as the bulk of finds here have been military.
The Dulas valley is formed by the River Dulas which runs alongside Rhyd y Foel before spilling into the Irish Sea at Llanddulas.