On the Clwydian Range lies one of the largest hillforts in Wales.
Penycloddiau was built around 2,500 years ago.
It is one of the largest hillforts in Wales and is the largest on the Clwydian Range.
Evidence suggests that the houses would have been built around the edge of the fort to make use of the shelter from the large banks and the large wooden fence that would have topped it.
There are ponds in the centre of the hillfort which may have provided water for the people living inside.
There is evidence that people were using this hill before the Iron Age. There is a Bronze Age burial mound at the northern end of the hill.
From Bodfari near Denbigh or Llanbedr DC near Ruthin take the B5429 to Llandyrnog. Once here follow the signs for Llangwyfan, continue on this small country road through the village and onwards to a small car park 1/4 mile from the site. The Fort can be accessed directly as the Offa's Dyke Trail is routed through the site. For public transport information to the village of Llangwyfan (about one mile steep walk from the car park) please visit traveline-cymru.org.uk or call 0871 200 22 33.
If you would like more information, please visit the Penycloddiau - Dig In Deeper! page