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The Ceiriog Valley (Welsh : Dyffryn Ceiriog) is the valley of the River Ceiriog (Afon Ceiriog) and is in the county borough of Wrexham in North-East Wales. The valley includes the settlements of Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Pandy, Tregeiriog, Glyn Ceiriog, Pentre Cilgwyn, Dolywern, Llwynmawr, Pontfadog, and the village of Bronygarth across the border in Shropshire, England. | The River Ceiriog rises in the Berwyn Mountains up to 1,800 feet and descends over the course of 18 miles to meet the River Dee. The valley lies south of the vale of Llangollen and offers a range of fantastic views and varied landscapes. High up in the valley, wooded hillside lies in the shadow of the Berwyn Mountains and other summits. The rolling hills and the peacefulness of the surrounding area impressed Lloyd George enough to describe the Ceiriog Valley as ‘A little bit of heaven on Earth’. | Formerly home to three notable Welsh poets, John Ceiriog Hughes, Huw Morus and also Reverend Robert Ellis. The idyllic location of the valley was deemed inspirational in their work. | The opportunities for activities such as fishing, pony trekking, walking and mountain biking are plentiful in the Ceiriog Valley. Numerous excellent walks are on offer such as Offa’s Dyke which traverses the valley to the west of Chirk Castle. Some less strenuous, but equally picturesque, walks are available through the valley, including the line of the former Glyn Valley Tramway. The tramway walk provides a short and enjoyable stroll, which can be accessed via the village of Pandy. | For a challenging trip up the valley, the Berwyn Mountains offer solitary climbs with vast open moor land and steep impressive crags alongside steep glacial hanging valleys and waterfalls. | Another option is to explore the beautiful Ceiriog Valley on horseback. What better way to appreciate the spectacular scenery and the surrounding area. Pony trekking is available through the valley, courtesy of a licensed centre who provide ponies, horses and qualified instructors. | Cycling and mountain biking are popular along the length of the valley due to the favourable terrain and also the variety of trails. Gentle rides alongside the river and rough terrain mountain trails are available.
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