The Road to Hell

Road Cycling

The Road to Hell / Y Ffordd i Uffern | ©Si Panton

The Road to Hell

Road Cycling

The rather dramatically named Road to Hell is a great hill climb following the B4501 up from the outskirts of Denbigh towards Llyn Brenig. It is fairly long (11.5km) and features one particularly steep (17%) section. After a pleasant start, following lanes out of Denbigh, the road rears up steeply around the eastern flank of Foel Gasyth. A short descent which follows allows some recovery before the long undulating climb up to Llyn Brenig. The gradient isn’t too severe on this section but it is still quite energy sapping. It is possible to extend the route round to the visitor centre near the southern head of the reservoir.

Conditions:

The highest part of the route reaches the 400m contour; consequently during the winter months it is occasionally blocked with snow.

Approach:

There are various starting points, depending on your intended route, but Denbigh or the Llyn Brenig visitor centre are obvious choices.


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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. Road cycling is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in this activity should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

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