Dyserth Waterfall to Graig Fawr, Prestatyn

A pleasant walk starting at Dyserth Waterfall near Prestatyn, then walking up the National Trust owned Graig Fawr to the view point at the top.

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Start: SJ056792

Length: 3.5 miles

Duration: 2.0 hours

Grade: Moderate

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Waypoint 1. Grid reference SJ056792

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A small free car park is located next to the waterfall. Leave the car park and turn left towards the small cafe slightly further on up the road. Pass through the gate where you'll see a money box in the wall to the right. Entrance costs 30p per person (at the time of writing).

Waypoint 2. Grid reference SJ056792

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The main part of the waterfall is hidden by a wall of rock, but then comes in to full view. If it's a windy day then the spray at this part can be a little wet. Continue on the path, up the steps and up to the top of the hill where you will see a bench for the viewpoint. Just past the bench is a footpath sign.

Waypoint 3. Grid reference SJ057793

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Go down the wooden steps and turn left. Follow the path, which can be a little muddy, and then over the first stile. There's another path joining from the right, but keep going straight on.

Waypoint 4. Grid reference SJ057795

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On the other side of the next stile is a road leading off up the hill. Turn right at this point and keep following the road.

Waypoint 5. Grid reference SJ060794

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At the next T junction turn left.

Waypoint 6. Grid reference SJ061795

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Shortly afterwards you will cross over a bridge. Just after this, on the right, is a gate which leads to a path.

Waypoint 7. Grid reference SJ061795

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Go under the bridge and follow the path. This is part of the Clwydian Way, a circular long distance footpath, which is 122 miles in total.

Waypoint 8. Grid reference SJ057800

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Just before you cross a second bridge, break away from the path and head up the hill. You should be able to see a National Trust sign in the distance which is where the walk continues.

Waypoint 9. Grid reference SJ059800

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Cross over the road and take the footpath on the other side. Climb over the next stile in to the open countryside area.

Waypoint 10. Grid reference SJ060801

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There seem to be quite a few paths leading up to the top of the hill. Whichever you take, keep heading up the mountain towards the summit.

Waypoint 11. Grid reference SJ059803

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At the top is a triangulation point and views over Dyserth, Prestatyn and out over the sea towards the wind turbines not far away.

Waypoint 12. Grid reference SJ060805

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When you are ready, head down the mountain on the other side to that which you came up (as if you were heading towards the housing estate at the bottom). A path should come in to sight. Take care at this point as the steps are quite steep, and then the path can be a little muddy.

Waypoint 13. Grid reference SJ061806

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At the bottom of the steps you join another footpath. Turn right and go through the kissing gate. You will come out at a small road at the end of the path.

Waypoint 14. Grid reference SJ063805

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A few steps down the road is a footpath sign off to the right. Follow this until you come to another road.

Waypoint 15. Grid reference SJ063804

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Follow the road up the hill until you see a path leading off to the right. If you miss the path then keep following the road and turn right at the next junction instead.

Waypoint 16. Grid reference SJ064803

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The path cuts the corner of this and the next road.

Waypoint 17. Grid reference SJ064802

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Turn right at the next road and carefully follow this until reaching the road crossing before you entered the open countryside area.

Waypoint 18. Grid reference SJ059800

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Leave the road and head back in to the woodland area, down the hill until you meet the Clwydian Way footpath you were on earlier. Turn left and follow the path until you see the bridge you went under, and take the steps on the left to cross over the bridge.

Waypoint 19. Grid reference SJ060794

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At the T junction just past the bridge turn left.

Waypoint 20. Grid reference SJ056794

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Follow the road down the hill until you come to the main road. Turn left and head back towards the car park.