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'A wonderful area to explore on foot. Relatively short walks are quickly rewarded by breathtaking views and stunning landscapes. But some magnificent long-distance footpaths also criss-cross the area including the Daddy of them all: Offa's Dyke National Trail.

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'Coed Moel Famau is situated in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Clwydian Range is a chain of purple heather-clad summits topped by hillforts; Moel Famau is the highest summit in the range. The Dee Valley lies beyond these windswept hills and is home to the historic towns of Llangollen and Corwen ... There is a range of walking trails of different lengths, a blue grade mountain bike trail and children's play areas.'

 

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Natural Resources Wales

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Member of the Ramblers - North Wales Area Grouping

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Downloadable PDFs of twenty-five Rural Walks plus of some other walks around and about the County.

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'Rights of Way ... Rural Walks Booklet ... The Walkabout Flintshire Programme ... The Clwydian Range ... The Dee Estuary and Birding ...'

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'The Council has devised 4 circular walks in the Community for residents and visitors to the area who enjoy walking in the open countryside ... The Council also sponsors the Community Walks Group which provides free conducted walks every Friday.'

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'We have been established since 2009 to promote walking in the Holywell area. This covers Halkyn, Flint, Whitford, Trelawnyd, Carmel Brynford ... We are open to any queries regarding tracks and routes and are able to offer the services of experienced walk leaders if required.' The Group organize regular Sunday morning walks.

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'Holywell Rambling is one of the oldest rambling clubs in North Wales. It was formed in 1956 as a result of a conversation on a bus journey. This resulted in one the participants, Fred Long, calling a public meeting to form a Rambling Club ... The club is affiliated to the Ramblers’ Association but its walking activities are totally independent. It does however support all the RA objectives and members have and continue to hold posts within the local RA structures.'

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'A working party under the umbrella of Friends of Rhydymwyn Valley (FORV) ... produced a 64 page book called Rhydymwyn and Hendre - A Tale of Two Villages. The book covers a whole range of subjects including both modern and ancient history of the villages, has many excellent illustrations, maps and photographs, as well as featuring memories from residents and former residents. Use the history book as a guide for a short walk around Rhydymwyn - places marked in red appear in the book ...'

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'Five circular walks have been developed in partnership with Flintshire County Council Footpath Inspector and the Ramblers Association with funding from Cadwyn Clwyd via the Welsh Assembly Government and the EU Rural Development Fund.'

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'The Group has been re-formed and is now self financing thanks to a grant from Flintshire County Council.  We have a new constitution and an organising committee but we are still dedicated to providing free led walks in Flintshire (and beyond). We will be maintaining our links to Troedio Clwyd Walks who will concentrate on walks in Denbighshre.'

Size (acreage)160
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'Wepre Park is much larger than you may expect. Its 160 acres of beautiful and ancient woodlands, pools and glades follow Wepre Brook along its course almost as far as the village of Ewloe, and are well worth exploring.'

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Flintshire County Council

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'The Dee Estuary and surrounding area offer outstanding opportunities for combining birdwatching and walking. Note that a high spring tide can completely cover both the beach and marsh so take that into account when planning your walk ...'

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Richard Smith Dee Estuary Birding

Distance (miles)5
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'The Council has devised 4 circular walks in the Community for residents and visitors to the area who enjoy walking in the open countryside.'

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Hawarden Community Council

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'This is our own annual challenge event with a choice of three distances - 30, 24 or 14 miles. It is based in Cilcain near Mold and is highly regarded attracting upwards of 100 participants most years.' Held Mid September.

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Merseystride LDWA

Distance (miles)130
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'Long distance footpath linking St Winefride's Well at Holywell with Bardsey Island.'

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The 28 PDF Walk Descriptions 'are from the Flintshire County Council Countryside Services Book "Rural Walks in Flintshire" with the Council's permission. They are copyright and are available free at council outlets'.

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Five walks have been surveyed and written by members of the Cymdeithas Thomas Pennant to commemorate the bicentenary of the publication of "The History of the Parishes of Whiteford and Holywell".

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Thomas Pennant Society

Distance (miles)6
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'Wide views, ancient history and rolling farmland.'

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Denbighshire County Council

Distance (miles)870
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'Developed by the Welsh Government in partnership with Natural Resources Wales (incorporating the former Countryside Council for Wales), sixteen local authorities and two National Parks. In addition to funding from the Welsh Government and the coastal local authorities of approximately £2 million per year, the European Regional Development Fund has allocated nearly £4 million over four years in support of the project.'

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