|To:||Llanfair Talhaiarn (SH927703)|
|Distance:||8 miles (12.9 km)|
|Meets:||A543, B5382, A548|
|Route outline (key)|
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.
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.
Original Author(s): Simon Davies