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A544
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From:Bylchau (SH975630)
To:Llanfair Talhaiarn (SH927703)
Length:8 miles (12.9 km)
Meets: A543, B5382, A548
Former Number(s):B5384
Highway Authorities

Conwy

Traditional Counties

Denbighshire

Route outline (key)
A544 Bylchau – Llanfair Talhaiarn
This article is about the current A544 in Denbighshire.
For the original A544 along the Conwy Valley, see A544 (Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno)
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Route

The A544 is a reasonably short A-road in north Denbighshire.

Bylchau – Llanfair Talhaiarn

In Bylchau, a tiny village in the middle of the Clwyd hills, the A544 turns off the A543. We descend steeply towards a small river (Nant y Lladron). We climb a short hill then descend into the next valley (Nant y Fleiddast) before rising up again to turn north through a patchwork of fields towards Tan-y-fron, where the main street is bypassed.

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From here, we run high on the hillside with the Afon Aled threading a course through the valley below on our left. We eventually descend quite steeply into the village of Llansannan, crossing the river as we do so, then double back on ourselves to climb up away from the hill again. There is a very steep minor road which is shorter in miles but no quicker because of the gradient.

Now we leave the river and climb northwards before descending again through trees to the village of Llanfair Talhaiarn on the River Elwy, where the A544 terminates on the A548.

History

Unclassified in 1922, the Bylchau – Llanfair Talhaiarn road was numbered as the B5384 later in the 1920s. In 1935 the road was upgraded to Class I status, becoming the A544, which it remains.

Original Author(s): Simon Davies



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