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Walk 1 - Distance 4m, allow 2 -2.5 hours
Greenfield Valley - Bryn Celyn - Stockyn Greenfield Dock - Basingwerk Abbey

Starting point and parking at Greenfield Valley Visitor Centre. This walk offers an abundance of examples of our industrial past, from the many mills and reservoirs on the Greenfield Valley to the old harbour on the Dee. There are frequent bus services along the A548, but please beware of traffic (and trains when crossing the railway).

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Walk 2 - Distance 5.5 m, allow half a day
Holywell - Gowdal - Mertyn Lane - Carmel Pantasaph - Pen-y-Ball - Holywell

Starting Point and parking opposite and just below St. Winefrides Well. One of the most varied (and possibly the most strenuous) of the walks, covering mining, quarrying and natural history. This is a very exposed walk with no bus service so please take adequate clothing.

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Walk 3 - Distance 6m (max), allow half a day
Whitford - Downing - Kinsale - Mostyn - Whitford

Starting Point, Whitford Church with parking on the roadside. This pleasant walk explores the heart of Pennant Country, covering Downing and the wooded valleys and gently rolling farmland down to the river. Refreshments can be obtained at a number of places on route and various short cuts are available. Limited bus services.

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Click here to download an abbreviated Walk 3 for families (July 2012). It’s shorter, mostly downhill and has refreshment stops and activities for the kids.

Walk 4 - Distance about 4m, allow 2 hours
Holywell - Nant - Gadlys - Bagillt Hall

Starting Point Holywell Bus Station with ample parking nearby. This interesting walk extends  along the Old Bagillt Road, to  the low ridge at Cefn above Nant y Fflint.   Then across fields to Gadlys, where once stood The Quaker Companys Smelting-house. The return is along the Old Bagillt Road passing Bagillt Hall.

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Walk 5 - Distance 5m, allow 3 hours
Whitford - The Pharos - Maen Achwyfaen -Whitford

Starting Point, Whitford Church with parking on the roadside. This circular walk takes in two important monuments: (1) the Lighthouse on Garreg (the Rock), the highest point in the parish with excellent views in all directions, and (2) the Stone Cross of Lamentation - 'Maen Achwyfaen', returning past the giant chestnut tree and Plas Ucha.

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Enjoy these walks but please read the following notes:
The walks are not very strenuous but paths may be muddy, especially in winter. Always wear boots or stout shoes for walking and have warm, weatherproof clothing with you.

The walks follow public rights of way, but remember that you are crossing private land. Observe the Country Code and respect the life and work of the countryside. Take care not to damage crops. A dog should be under your control at all times. When parking please show consideration for local residents.

If you have any difficulty completing your walk due to damaged stiles, missing or unclear waymarks please contact the following:-

Walks 1 - 4:
Highways Department Rights of Way Inspector, Flintshire County Council, Halkyn Depot Fulbrook Buildings Halkyn Holywell Flintshire CH8 8BY.
Telephone: 01352 780812

Walk 5:
Flintshire Countryside Service, Wepre Park Visitor Centre, Wepre Drive, Connah’s Quay, Deeside, Flintshire, CH5 4HL
Telephone: 01244 814931

For more information call us on 01352 714172.


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