STOP PRESS: We've just recorded this walk for ITV's Coast and Country! More information here.
This walk has been picked as one of the Best Walks for 2009 by the Sunday Times!
Check out Walk Two - Woods, Buffalo and Hill Forts now!
As you know we produced our first walk leaflet to help you take your own self-guided walks on Halkyn Mountain and we gained
the prestigious title of one of the top ten walks in the UK with MyFavouritePubWalks.com
We are building a new series of walk leaflets, reworking the first walk leaflet and creating a second and third leaflet. We are making early versions of them available to you for testing so do please feed back any errors or omissions you have here. We are hoping that the final versions of the walks will be in a foldable pocket sized A3 leaflet with lots more information available than our first leaflet.
The first walk will be called Walk One - Halkyns Four Peaks and is a reworking of the original circular walk of 5.75 miles (download the original walk from here). The second walk (this walk) will be 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, more of which later. The third walk will be a longer circular walk of 9.5 miles and called Walk Three - Limekilns and Quarries .
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.
We have lots of ideas for other walks and the exciting prospect of providing postcards and prints of features, sights and views found on the walks.
Watch this space! In the meantime, the maps are available for all the walks by clicking the icons if you click READ MORE, we'll add the basic text and bird lists as soon as we can. We'll also try to include as much of interest as we can & make the leaflets available on-line & in hard-copy from the Blue Bell Inn.
Walk One - Halkyns Four Peaks
Walk Two - Woods, Buffalo and Hill Forts
Walk Three - Limekilns and Quarries
First Walk Leaflet developed & produced by the Ramblers' Association, Countryside Council for Wales, Walkabout Flintshire
and the Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn.
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.
Could you help by walk testing & feedback errors & omissions at the Blue Bell Inn or via comments (a
dd an account) or email here
We would like to thank theNatural 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.