Welcome to the homepage of the Clawddnewydd and Derwen website
Clawddnewydd, part of the Derwen community area, is a small village on the B5105 Cerrigydrudian road seven miles from Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd. The village boasts a community shop and weekly Post Office service and a pub, the Glan Llyn. There is also a Chapel and Canolfan
The Canolfan has a Caravan and Camping Club certified location, with electric hooks-ups, CDP and showers. The campsite is alongside the Clawddnewydd AFC football pitch. There is also a children’s play area.
The Canolfan is used for a variety of events: wedding receptions, concerts, meetings, conferences and a host of other functions and regular events such as indoor bowls, whist and on Sundays the Ruthin Christian Fellowship hold regular services.
There is a wonderful view from the rear of the Canolfan over the Vale of Clwyd towards Llangollen and the Berwyn mountains.
Derwen is a hillside village high above the Vale of Clwyd whose church, St Mary’s, has two outstanding features. Its interior is dominated by the intricately carved late medieval rood screen and loft, one of only a few complete Welsh survivors. Outside is the finely sculpted 15th century stone preaching cross (Cadw), also amongst the best preserved in Wales.
Derwen was the home of Dr Charles Evans who, as well as being a surgical registrar in Liverpool, was also part of the 1953 Edmund Hillary expedition which successfully conquered Everest for the first time. He was President of the Alpine Club from 1967-1970 and was knighted in 1969.