Lon Clwyd

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Cyclists travelling towards Rhyl

Lon Clwyd is the name of a partially completed cycle route running South from the North Wales coast. It currently links Rhyl (where it joins National Cycle Route 5) to Rhuddlan,[1] but has not yet been extended to communities further south such as Denbigh and Ruthin.

Rhyl - Rhuddlan[edit]

A traffic-free route follows the East bank of the River Clwyd. It has a good surface but progress is hampered by gates constructed across the track which require frequent dismounting and remounting.

South from Rhuddlan[edit]

A cycle track does exist alongside the busy A525 to St Asaph. Further progress south is only possible on busy and fast roads. Denbighshire County Council did commission a route survey from Richard Broun Associates [2] in 1999 to create a safe traffic free cycle path largely using the track bed of the former Vale of Clwyd railway line but objections from landowners saw the plans dropped.


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), Sustrans
  2. ^ Richard Broun Report,