Main content

Clwyd Hillforts

Clare Balding heads for the Clwyd Hills in north Wales to explore the Iron Age hillforts of Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau. There are many steep climbs and much panting.

Clare Balding heads for the Clwyd Hills in North Wales as she joins the county's Archaeologist, Fiona Gale, to find out more about the many Iron Age hill forts that are so prevalent along the range. They start at Moel Arthur , walking along to Penycloddiau, one of the largest sites. They are joined by two of Fiona's colleagues. David Shiel and Helen Mrowiec, all three of whom are passionate about the area and the leisure opportunities it offers. While they all discuss the marks left on the landscape by past generations, Clare and her companions become united in their hatred of a twenty first century scar, the plastic dog poo bag, filled and left hanging on branches or in bushes. Clare is now on a mission to eradicate these eyesores from the countryside.
You can follow the walk on Explorer no 265 Clwydian Range/Bryniau Clwyd.
Starting grid ref , SJ146657
Producer Lucy Lunt.

Available now

23 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Clare Balding
Interviewed Guest Fiona Gale
Interviewed Guest David Shiel
Interviewed Guest Helen Mrowiec
Producer Lucy Lunt

Broadcasts

How to go for a walk

How to go for a walk

Walking can give you time to think or an opportunity to explore.

Clare's top 30

Clare's top 30

Listen to a selection of favourite walks from Ramblings.

Podcast