And no, we don't mean chasing granny over the hill tops! We've just discovered a fantastic new site for fossil hunting here on Halkyn Mountain, point your browsers to the UK Fossils Network site here!
Halkyn Mountain is a little over 300m years-old and was formed by being squashed between two ice sheets gathering shellfish/crustaceans as they developed. It has been occupied since Neolithic times and supports a variety of wildlife habitats
We can start you off with your first fossil hunt - just look at the rocks in the car park and you'll find some (ask if you're not sure what you are looking for). We can point you to many good brachiopods, corals and pieces of crinoidal limestone (more information on the UK Fossils Network).
Park in the car park to start your expeditions and don't forget to come back to share your discoveries. Pop in to collect a Story of Halkyn Mountain Leaflet for more information or download it here.
We've also some more information about Halkyn Mountain here (also on the notice board outside the Blue Bell Inn) and of course you can download our award winning walk leaflets here.
- 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.