Eglwyseg Escarpment

Mountain & Hill Walks

Eglwyseg Escarpment / Tarren Eglwyseg | ©Si Panton

Eglwyseg Escarpment

Mountain & Hill Walks

A splendid walk can be concocted around the dramatic limestone escarpment which runs along the western flank of Eglwyseg Mountain. The route is blessed with panoramic views and there are many points of interest to be encountered along the way. It is normally started at the northern end of the Eglwyseg valley; the top of the escarpment is gained above Craig y Forwyn and then followed round above World’s End. Heading south along the escarpment you are treated to a series of impressive view points all the way to Trevor Rocks. A return is then made along a narrow upland road which hugs the base of the steep hillside beneath the escarpment. For the last section the route breaks off right from the road and follows the Offa’s Dyke Path which crosses scree slopes beneath the limestone crags.

Keep an eye out for rock climbers on the crags; if it’s a weekend day or a sunny evening there is a good chance you will see some in action.
It is also possible to do a walk of a similar length (i.e. around 10 miles), branching off eastwards and looping all the way around the heather moorland of Ruabon Mountain (via Bryn-Adda Flat and Pant –glas reservoir) then coming back westwards over to the top of World’s End.

Approach:

Trevor Uchaf, at the southern end of the escarpment can be used as a base.

Terrain:

Mostly good footpaths, although a bit rough and boggy in places.


Safety & Access
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Safety & Access

Enjoy the Mountains Safely. Here are a few words of advice from Snowdonia’s Mountain Safe Partnership.

1. Prepare Well
have the right equipment with you for the best and worst-case scenario! You’ll need a map and compass, torch, food and drink, whistle, first aid kit and a fully charged mobile phone.

2. Have the latest weather and ground information.
Check the Met Office Mountain Weather forecast for Snowdonia before you set out and be prepared to turn back if the weather worsens – the mountains will still be here for you to enjoy the next time you visit.

3. Dress appropriately
the weather and temperature can change dramatically between the foot of the mountain and the summit. You’ll need strong walking boots, several layers of clothing including warm ones, gloves, a hat and waterproof jacket and trousers.

4. Know where you're going
Plan your route before setting off and ask for local advice. Have a map and compass and know how to use them and choose a route which is suitable for you and your group’s experience and fitness level. Find out how long it should take and when it gets dark.

5. Know your limits
whilst being very enjoyable, getting out into the mountains can be hard work – challenge yourself but be aware of the fitness levels, and experience of the group as a whole – not just your own.

The publisher of this website accepts no responsibility for the way in which readers use the information contained therein. The descriptions and recommendations are for guidance only and must be subject to discriminating judgement by the reader. Advice and training should be sought before utilising any equipment or techniques mentioned within the text or shown in any of the photographic images.

Hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

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