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image for Car/Motorcycle Rally item typeWales Rally GB - Stages 2 & 7 at Clocaenog Forest (NRW)

Car Rally, Fri 5 Oct 2018

Wales Rally GB - Stages 2 & 7

Wales Rally GB - Stages 2 & 7

Details

Taking advantage of the new closed roads legislation, Friday's Wales Rally GB schedule is based in the fearsome forests of North Wales, with eight speed tests split either side of a midday return to the busy Rally Village in Deeside for service. Stages 2 & 7 are in the Clocaenog Forest.

The day opens close to Ruthin in the classic Clocaenog Forest (Stage 2 - 07:57) and then features two new stages both using stretches of closed public highway to link forest sections together and create greater challenges. The first is an exciting new combination of last year's Brenig and Alwen stages (Stage 3 - 08:33), the second is further west in the famous Penmachno Forest (Stage 4 - 09:49). All three of these stages are repeated in the afternoon - Stage 7 Clocaenog 14:41, Stage 8 - Brenig/Alwen 15:17 & Stage 9 - Penmachno 16:33.

Adding to the spectator experience, Friday's programme also includes an all-new stage at Slate Mountain, where cars will run twice in quick succession, providing visitors with a double dose of WRC thrills. The world-famous Llechwedd slate caverns near Blaenau Ffestiniog in Snowdonia is the venue. Stages 5 & 6 - 10:43.

Picnic siteAccepts groups

Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 5 Oct 2018

Prices

Day Pass £28.00. World Rally 4 Day Pass £99.00.

Events at this Venue

Address

Nr Llanfihangel,
Ruthin,
Denbighshire,
LL15 2AS

Location

Directions

Plan route to Clocaenog Forest (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 084541  Lat: 53.07686 Long: -3.36808

Clocaenog is part of Hiraethog Forest.
Ruthin, Cyffylliog, Clawdd Newydd, and Clocaenog are the nearest towns or villages.

The Bod Petryal car park is on the B5105 between Cerrigydrudion and Clawddnewydd.
The OS grid reference is SJ 036 512.

The Pincyn Lys car park - From Bontuchel take the minor road south west and the Pincyn Lys car park is located shortly after the road enters the forest.
The OS grid reference is SJ 060 557.

The Boncyn Foel Bach car park - From the west: take the B5105 from Ruthin and Boncyn Foel Bach car park is signposted on the right, two miles after the village of Clawddnewydd.

From the east: take the B5105 towards Ruthin and Boncyn Foel Bach car park is signposted on the left, about a mile after the Bod Petryal car park.
The OS grid reference is SJ 055 520.

The Graig Ddu car park - Graig Ddu is on the B5105 between Cerrigydrudion and Clawddnewydd at the western end of Clocaenog Forest.
The OS grid reference is SJ 014 501.

The Foel Frech car park - From the B5105 Ruthin to Cerrigydrudion road, take the road opposite the Bod Petryal car park. After two miles turn left at the first crossroads, signposted Pentrellyn-cymmer. After ½ mile the Foel Frech car park is on the left.
The OS grid reference is SJ 026 547.

The Coed y Fron Wyllt car park - Take the B5105 from Ruthin to Clawddnewydd. Opposite the pub in the village of Llanfwrog take the minor road signposted Bontuchel. Turn first left when you reach Bontuchel. After ½ mile Coed y Fron Wyllt car park is on the left.
The OS grid reference is SJ 081 570.

The Coed Efail yr Rhidyll / Pool Park car park - Coed Efail yr Rhidyll/Pool Park car park is signposted on the B5105 between Clawddnewydd and Ruthin.
The OS grid reference is SJ 102 561.

The Rhyd y gaseg car park - Take the B5105 from Ruthin to Clawddnewydd. Opposite the church in the village of Llanfwrog turn left. After half a mile the car park is on the right.
The OS grid reference is SJ 103 556.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.