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Holywell and Halkyn Mountain

Holywell and Halkyn Mountain

by: David Berry
The historic market town of Holywell lies among undulating countryside overlooking the Dee Estuary, and at the top of the wooded Greenfield Valley, now a Heritage Park. Near Holywell are attractive villages, including Whitford, where Thomas Pennant the renowned 18th century naturalist, traveller and writer lived. South of Holywell is Halkyn Mountain, part of Halkyn Common, an ancient urban common covering nearly 2000 acres of mainly grassland grazed by sheep.

The 20 circular walks in this book explore the area's delightful countryside, providing a great insight into its social and industrial history. They link villages and visit places of interest, including country inns, and offer good views. The distances range from 2 to 7 miles. A key feature is that individual routes, as well as containing shorter walks options, can easily be linked to provide longer day walks if required. The guide includes sketch maps with numbered cross references to the detailed route instructions.

The walk locations are:
Greenfield Valley - 3 miles
Greenfield Dock - 5 or 6 miles
Gorsedd Round from Druid Inn Gorsedd - 2.5 or 5.5 miles
Whitford Wood and Downing from Whitford - 2.5 or 4 miles
Maen Achwyfan from Whitford - 3 or 5 miles
Garth and Felin Blwm Woods from Garth Mill - 3 or 4.5 miles
Coed Y Garreg from Druid Inn Gorsedd - 4 or 6.5 miles
Pen-Y-Ball and Pantasaph from Holywell - 4.5 miles
Holywell Common and Racecourse from Brynford - 6.25 miles
Lixwm and Brynford from Lixwm - 6 miles
Ysceifiog and Lixwm from Ysceifiog - 3.5 or 5 miles
Lixwm and Nannerch from Nannerch - 4.5 or 6 miles
Coed-Y Felin and Moel Y Gaer - 4 or 6 miles
Around Gwysaney from Red Lion Rhosemor - 3.5 or 6 miles
Cwm Conwy and Moel Y Gaer from Rhosesmor - 2.5 or 6 miles
Halkyn, Limestone and Lead from Upper Halkyn - 6 miles
Moel Ffagnallt from Rhes-y-cae - 3.25 miles
Across Central Halkyn Mountain from Rhes-y-cae - 2 miles
Gadlys and Nant-Y-Flint from Bagillt - 3 or 7 miles
East of Holywell from Holywell - 2.5 or 4.5 miles

ISBN 9781902302751 Pages 41 (2010) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 4.95