Denbigshire County Council:
Dee Valley Rivers & Railways
Denbighshire Countryside Service will work in
partnership with Gwynedd County Council, Wrexham County Borough
Council, British Waterways, Forestry Commission, and a wide range
of Community Councils and community groups to improve access for
local people and visitors to the countryside along the Dee Valley
and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal a World Heritage Site.
The Initiative aims to: -
- Create a series of short Community Routes for residents and
visitors from each community along the Dee Valley in
- Create new links to the existing promoted routes in
Denbighshire, for instance, linking Cynwyd to Bala.
- Promote public transport and walking links in and to the Dee
Valley from mainline railway stations at Chirk and Ruabon.
The work to be undertaken includes: -
Working with communities to identify and improve local walks
from each community along the Dee Valley and linking with the World
Heritage Site in Denbighshire.
Undertaking substantial improvements to the footpaths and
interpretation on and around Castell Dinas Bran.
Investigate the possibility of a new riverside path from
Llangollen to Berwyn, as identified as an aspiration of the Town
Council, and links between the canal and town as identified in
recent community consultation.
Creating a new access for all path between the Horseshoe Falls
and the car park and toilets at Llantysilio Green as identified
through recent community consultation.
Involving local people and an artist in residence to interpret
the local area and wildlife through the creation of a community
maps at the train stations in Glyndwfrdwy and Carrog.
Working with local people to agree and undertake substantial
access improvements and to address antisocial behaviour in
Countryside sites in Corwen.
Creating and supporting a "Friends group in Corwen to become
involved in the management of the sites, including pathways,
habitat management, dry stone walling etc.
Creating a promoted path linking Cynwyd to Bala, taking in the
villages of Llandrillo and Llandderfel.