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From:  Clawdd Poncen (SJ072448)
To:  Llidiart-y-Parc (SJ118433)
Via:  Carrog
Distance:  3.3 miles (5.3 km)
Meets:  A5104, B5436, A5
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B5437 Clawdd Poncen – Llidiart-y-Parc
Looking west towards Clawdd Poncen

The B5437 is a short road running east along part of the central valley of the River Dee in Merionethshire. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in 1935.

The route starts at a crossroads on the A5104 on the northern edge of Clawdd Poncen, a mile north-west of the town of Corwen. The road running north-west from this junction is a short unclassified link to the A494; however, we head south-east passing through a small industrial estate, with the small settlement of Clawdd Poncen (actually a part of Corwen) lying to our right.

The road curves slightly more towards the east to follow the river valley and within less than half a mile, at the end of downhill straight, we encounter the right turn which leads to the centre Corwen proper, on the A5 and the other side of the river. This is also the signposted route to Llangollen as there is an 18-tonne weight limit further along our own route ahead.

We continue downstream, sticking to the northern slope of the valley side, with the river visible below us to our right. The road is narrow (too narrow for centre markings) and closely bordered by trees on each side. It's not long before the (even narrower) B5436 comes in from the left, and at the junction we bear right. Soon we are passing scattered housing and then there are buildings on both sides as our route becomes the main street of the village of Carrog.

At the end of the built-up area, the B5437 turns sharp right to cross a five-arched stone bridge across the Dee. Signed as a weak bridge, this is the site of the weight restriction we were warned of earlier. At the far side there is an equally abrupt turn to the left and now the road turns away from the river to run south-eastwards for a quarter of a mile (passing over the preserved Llangollen Railway immediately west of the beautifully preserved Carrog station) to reach its terminus at a crossroads on the A5 in Llidiart-y-Parc. A sign here warns westbound traffic that the B5437 is unsuitable for long vehicles -- and no wonder, given the two very tight turns at Carrog Bridge!

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The road towards Clawdd Poncen - Geograph - 1672614.jpgBridge at Carrog - Geograph - 663304.jpg
B5400 – B5499
B5400 • B5401 • B5402 • B5403 • B5404 • B5405 • B5406 • B5407 • B5408 • B5409 • B5410 • B5411 • B5412 • B5413 • B5414 • B5415 • B5416 • B5417 • B5418 • B5419
B5420 • B5421 • B5422 • B5423 • B5424 • B5425 • B5426 • B5427 • B5428 • B5429 • B5430 • B5431 • B5432 • B5433 • B5434 • B5435 • B5436 • B5437 • B5438 • B5439
B5440 • B5441 • B5442 • B5443 • B5444(N) • B5444(S) • B5445 • B5446 • B5447 • B5448 • B5449 • B5450 • B5451 • B5452 • B5453 • B5454 • B5455 • B5456 • B5457 • B5458 • B5459
B5460 • B5461 • B5462 • B5463 • B5464 • B5465 • B5466 • B5467 • B5468 • B5469 • B5470 • B5471 • B5472 • B5473 • B5474 • B5475 • B5476 • B5477(N) • B5477(S) • B5478 • B5479
B5480 • B5481 • B5482 • B5483 • B5484 • B5485 • B5486 • B5487 • B5488 • B5489 • B5490 • B5491 • B5492 • B5493 • B5494 • B5495 • B5496 • B5497 • B5498 • B5499
Earlier iterationsB5410 • B5419

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