Horseshoe Pass

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Horseshoe Pass
Welsh: Bwlch yr Oernant
Horeshoe Pass.jpg
Elevation 417 m (1,368 ft)
Location Denbighshire, north-east Wales
Coordinates 53°00′49″N 3°12′58″W / 53.0135°N 3.2162°W / 53.0135; -3.2162Coordinates: 53°00′49″N 3°12′58″W / 53.0135°N 3.2162°W / 53.0135; -3.2162

The Horseshoe Pass (Welsh: Bwlch yr Oernant, "Pass of the Cold Stream") is a mountain pass in Denbighshire, north-east Wales. It separates Llantysilio Mountain to the west from Cyrn-y-Brain to the east. The A542 road from Llandegla to Llangollen runs through the pass, reaching a maximum height of 417 metres (1,368 ft). The road travels in a horseshoe shape around the sides of a valley, giving the pass its name.

This route dates from 1811, when a turnpike road was constructed across the area. As with the rest of the roads in the Clwydian Range, it is not uncommon for sheep to gather in the road, sometimes causing problems for drivers. The road is also frequently closed in winter due to snowfall or landslides.

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  • Llandegla Millennium Action Group (2003) Llandegla Then and Now, LMAG, Llandegla.
Horseshoe Pass lay-by
September 2005

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