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Rhosllanerchrugog Loop via Minera Mountain Cycle Route



Wales > Wrexham > Wrexham
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameRhosllanerchrugog Loop via Minera Mountain
Distance : miles (km)11.52  (18.54)
Duration(hh:mm)01:06
Difficulty
Posted Bybreeze
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
CountryWales
Town/CityWrexham
County/RegionWrexham
Start LocationHall St, Rhosllanerchrugog
End LocationHall St, Rhosllanerchrugog
Cycle Steps
As you set off at Maes Y Gornal, you will head up Hall Lane and start to climb a steep incline passing livestock and organic farms. This is the hardest part of the circuit untill you come to the mountain gate, your bike will have to be carried over the gate and you will set off up the mountain towards Airmans Grave. If you look over your shoulder, you will enjoy breathtaking views which look over Wrexham, Chirk and the aquaduct can also be seen on a clear day which belongs to the Llangollen canal. When you reach Airmans Grave which is at the top of the mountain to your left, you will see a mound of white rocks in a cross formation. These represent a pilot who was lost during world war two (his body was never found). This pilot helped defend the City of Liverpool from German bombardment when they set lanterns on the mountain to make it appear to be Liverpool City. If you look at the surrounding landscapes as you ride on the track you should see bomb craters which were left from the German bombardment as they were fooled from the British Army/ Air Force. You will then reach a road near Worlds End and Offas Dyke, you will then carry on towards Minera across the moars, this terrain can be challenging on hot days, be aware of motor vehicles which are very few and far between. You can reach high speeds in this area after all your hard work climbing the mountain. When you get to Minera Mountain you will see the beautiful views of Minera, Coedpoeth and Wrexham industrial. On a clear day, you should be able to see Liverpool and also see Jodrall Bank which is a telescope that monitors space. As you head down the mountain you can reach speeds of up to 35mph, so be careful of traffic, when you reach B5426 you will see Minera lead mines on your right. You then carry along this road untill you reach your finished destination. This route is harder cyling the opposite way. Mountain bikes are best suited for this route.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Airmans Grave,
Offas Dyke,
Minera Lead Mines.

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