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#3165 - 22/03/06 04:14 PM Porth y Waen & Llynclys area
HikeMania Offline

Registered: 02/04/05
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Has anyone stayed in Llynclys, or visited the Porth y Waen Study Centre? The ODP passes very close to the Study Centre, and according to their website,
The Centre holds the archive of the Offa's Dyke Project containing the results of thirty years survey and excavation on Offa's Dyke, Wat's Dyke and associated earthworks.

Llynclys is just east of there, along the A495. Has anyone stayed at the Bridge House? Has anyone walked along the A495 between the ODP and Llynclys (i.e., is there a path along the A road?)

Most ODP websites (that I've found, anyway) make no mention of this area, so I'll be grateful for any information provided here. Thanks in advance.

#3166 - 23/03/06 04:58 PM Re: Porth y Waen & Llynclys area
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Registered: 12/06/05
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The only ODP information centre we came actoss enroute was the one at Knighton and Porth y Waen hardly gets a mention in my National Trail Guide of the route.

#3167 - 04/04/06 05:20 PM Re: Porth y Waen & Llynclys area
HikeMania Offline

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Here's an update, as I've recently had an opportunity to drive through the area:

There is a good path along the ~2km stretch of the A495 between the ODP and the village of Llynclys. There is no significant elevation change along the way, so the additional distance shouldn't add a great degree of difficulty.

The Bridge House looks like a nice place to stay. (We only saw it from the outside, but their website also gives helpful information). The White Lion Pub is very close (~100 meters). There's also another pub called The Lime Kiln about 0.5 mi east of the ODP on the A495. It appears to be a somewhat upscale pub -- booking may be necessary at times -- but their food has received excellent reviews.

We'll probably try to stay here during our walk, so we'll report back here afterwards. Perhaps we'll have further information on the Archaeolgical Study Centre as well.


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