By Brian Clydesdale
Members of Crewe and Nantwich Ramblers enjoyed their latest expedition at Loggerheads in North Wales to explore the Alyn Gorge.

Thirty-eight walkers took part and climbed the summit of Moel Famau, the highest hill in the Clwydian Range.

The Alyn Gorge has a strong mining legacy and beautiful woods through to the village of Cilcain.

The route started along the the Leete Path following the river Afon Alyn, and continued above the river with views out across the valley to Moel Famau.

On route, walkers crossed a footbridge over Devil’s Gorge (pictured) – a legacy of the lead mining carried out all along the valley here.

Leaving Cilcain, walkers set off on a long steady climb up the slopes of Moel Famau towards the Jubilee Tower built to commemorate the golden jubilee of mad king George III in 1810, which is now being renovated.

Arriving at the summit, walkers stopped for a well-earned rest and enjoyed the views before setting off on the long descent back to Loggerheads.

After the walk a debriefing was held in the “We Three Loggerheads” pub.

This Sunday (August 18), Crewe and Nantwich Rambling Club will be heading for Ladybower in Derbyshire.

There will be three walks to choose from of six, nine and 12 miles.

Travel by coach departs Nantwich Bus Station 8.30am with pick-ups at Wells Green, the former Earl of Crewe pub and Crewe Library.

Rambles are held every two weeks on Sundays and evening rambles on Thursdays during summer.

New members of all ages are welcome.

For details contact Marie Leeke on 01270 842661 or visit

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