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We won!ImageAs you know we produced our first walk leaflets with very welcome help from The Ramblers Association (Holywell Ramblers), Walkabout Flintshire and other groups to help you take your own self-guided walks on Halkyn Mountain. Three leaflets are available now in PDF format.

The first walk will be called Walk One - Halkyns Four Peaks is a reworking of our original circular walk of 5.75 miles. The second walk is a shorter circular walk of around 3.5 miles called Walk Two - Woods, Buffalo and Hill Forts which will take in some different terrain and part of the Wat's Dyke Way. The third walk is a longer circular walk of 9.5 miles and called Walk Three - Limekilns and Quarries.

Walk one gained the prestigious title of one of the top ten walks in the UK with MyFavouritePubWalks.com!  In fact all three walks gained the accolade of appearing in the Twenty One Top Dog Walks and Walk two gained a place as on of the Best Walks for 2009 by the Sunday Times!

Click on a map below to download the walk leaflet you are interested in.

Walk One - Halkyns Four Peaks Walk One - Halkyns Four Peaks
Walk Two - Woods, Buffalo and Hill Forts Walk Two - Woods, Buffalo and Hill Forts
Walk Three - Limekilns and Quarries Walk Three - Lime Kilns and Quarries


Copies of the walks and the countryside code are available from the Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn and its web site where you can also get a route map to the pub.
First Walk Leaflet developed & produced by the Ramblers' Association, Countryside Council for Wales, Walkabout Flintshire and the Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn.

One of the interesting things about these walks is that they share the common feature of the Hill Fort of Moel-y-Gaer. This provides the option to string more than one walk together, for instance, Walk Two + Walk Three is about 12 miles as they share a part of the route in common. Each of the maps will be to scale and list as much information as we can of the flora, fauna, geology and anything else we can find of interest.

Important Notes for Walkers:
  • Please keep dogs on a short lead at all times.
  • Wear good quality shoes or boots & keep to recognised paths & tracks.
  • Follow the Countryside Code.
  • Take particular care near old mine workings. The mountain is covered with old, deep & vertical mine shafts in various stages of repair. Report re-opened shafts to the Grosvenor Estate Office 01244 684400.
We would like to thank the Natural Resources Wales (formerly Countryside Council for Wales) for helping us put together the first walk and their help in surveying the new set of walks to allow us to add some fantastic detail to the text and maps.

Our thanks also to the RSPB for allowing us to use their reference links.

We would also like to thank very much The Ramblers Association for helping put together the first draft of the first walk and Holywell Ramblers for getting us started on walking on Halkyn Mountain.