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Parks and countryside

Flintshire's Natural environment is unique.  The landscape expands from mountains to coast, with beautifully diverse accessible Country Parks in between. 


Flintshire Country Parks; Wepre Park and Greenfield Valley Heritage Park are award winning Green Flag Parks, valued, high-quality natural spaces rich in history and wildlife.  The Parks are accessible for all to explore and enjoy. 

 

Wepre Park 

Wepre Park is 160 acres of green space, nestled in the heart of Connahs Quay. It is a unique setting with its various habitats and geology.  Features include; Old Hall Gardens, Brook and Waterfall, acres of beautiful woodland walks and Ewloe Castle all for the public to explore.  We have the best free children’s playground in the region, two football pitches, a well-managed fishing pool and Visitor Centre to help you enjoy your visit.  

Discover Wepre Park Booklet

The Friends of Wepre Park are dynamic group actively working on the site with the rangers and supporting and running events.  To join or for more information, please contact the Chair friendsofweprepark@hotmail.co.uk or drop into the Wepre Park Visitors Centre. 

Facebook - Friends of Wepre Park

 

Greenfield Valley Museum & Heritage Park

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is situated in Holywell, Flintshire and encompasses 70 acres of industrial history.  Historically Greenfield Valley employed hundreds of people in both its copper factories and cotton mills and is now fabulous open green space.  The Valley is home to a number of scheduled ancient monuments and is a haven for wildlife.  The free Visitor Centre contains information on the industry, activities and walks. Greenfield Valley is managed by Greenfield Valley Trust, a reistered charity resulting from The Friends of Greenfield Valley in 1980's to learn more visit Greenfield Valley Museum & Heritage Park website

The Greenfield Valley Museum developed around the agricultural buildings of the original Abbey Farm, which was a working farm until 1979. Buildings rescued from elsewhere in Flintshire were moved here to form an open-air museum which included historical farmhouses and a Victorian schoolhouse.  The majority of the collections span a date range between 1850 and 1950 covering a variety of themes including agriculture, social history and the industrial history of the local area.

Celebrate and protect the past today for future generations tomorrow

Opportunities now exist to make a difference and be part of this exciting venture.  Greenfield Valley Trust wishes to recruit three Trustees to its Board. For more information and application form visit Greenfield Valley Trust

 

Walks

Join us on any of our inspirational guided walks, talks and events to discover the beautiful Flintshire on your doorstep.

The Rural Walks in Flintshire booklet features 25 of the best walks in Flintshire covering many of the areas described below. It also describes Flintshire’s key landscapes.

Open Access Land

In Flintshire the right of access includes parts of the Clwydian Range. In addition you may also walk on Buckley Common and Halkyn Mountain both of which are Urban Commons.

View the definitive boundaries of any Open Access area and other access land in Wales at www.naturalresourceswales.gov.uk (new window)

AONB

 Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Areas of Flintshire form part of The Clwydian Range which is an unmistakable chain of summits, many clad in purple heather moorland, topped by Britain’s most dramatically situated hillforts. The Range encompasses: limestone country with its crags, pavements and specially conserved grasslands; rivers and streams gurgling through magical wooded valleys; the varying texture of the forested hillsides; and the fertile farmland of the lower slopes. This is one of Britain’s finest landscapes designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Contact - Loggerheads on 01352 810614.

Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB website

Audio tour is available (new window)

 

Contact

Flintshire Countryside Service (Management of Council owned parks and urban nature areas)

Contact Flintshire Access and Natural Environment Service at:

Wepre Park Visitor Centre

Wepre Drive, Connah’s Quay, CH5 4HL, tel - 01352 703900  email - countryside@flintshire.gov.uk

Submit an online enquiry

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park

Greenfield Valley Trust, Greenfield, Holywell, CH8 7GH, 

01352 714172, info@greenfieldvalley.com