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Pentrefelin Roadside Footpath

 The Community Council has, for a number of years, been trying to persuade Denbighshire County Council to install a roadside footpath from Vale Crucis Abbey to the turn off for Berwyn. It almost succeeded in 2016 when, through much lobbying by the Community Council, DCC agreed to fund the project. Unfortunately the plans had to be shelved through the cost implications of  a Compulsory Purchase Order.

The potential danger of walking the route from Vale Crucis Abbey to the Chain Bridge is there for all to see, with the only access being along a very busy road with no footpath. The Community Council is concerned that this will lead to a fatality at some time in the near future and is therefore determined that the County Council does all it can to ensure that a decent footpath is provided.  With the increase in tourism to the area this project should be a priority.

Affordable Homes for the Community 

The Community Council is in the process of working with the Rural Housing Enabler, Arfon Hughes in getting a number of affordable homes in Pentredwr and Lantysilio.  The three homes in Pentredwr, which the Community Council succeeded in getting erected in 2006, have been a huge success but more are needed to enable the next generation to stay in the valley.


The Community Council, with assistance from The Friends of Llangollen Health Centre, has succeeded in getting a defibrillator for the area. It is situated at the Abbey Bistro on the Horseshoe Pass. A second defibrillator is due to be installed in Pentredwr in the Spring of 2020.