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image for Nature Trail item typeCoed Nercwys Circular Trail at Moel Famau / Clwydian Range (NRW)

Nature Trail

Family at Coed Nercwys

Family at Coed Nercwys

Family at Coed Nercwys

Details

Coed Nercwys Forest is a conifer woodland which provides an excellent habitat for wildlife – look out for birds such as buzzards, gold crest and coal tits.

The woodland has many heritage features including a bronze age burial cairn, old farmsteads, mine buildings and quarry workings.

There is also a small lake, Llyn Ochyn, and the Millennium Oak Trees which were planted by Nercwys Community.

The area is relatively flat and there is a good road network which allows access on foot, horseback or bicycle throughout the woodland.

Family earthcache packs are available to hire from Loggerheads Country Park.

Coed Nercwys Circular Trail 3 miles / 4.5 kilometres
This walk through the forest is packed with interesting heritage features including ruined lead mine buildings, the restored remains of a shepherd’s cottage and a walled paddock. There are panoramic viewpoints to enjoy the scenery.

Coed Nercwys is three miles south east of Mold.

Car parking is free of charge.

Directions
Take the A494 from Mold to Ruthin. At the village of Gwernymynydd, take Ffordd Glyndwr (from near Yr Enfys public house) and head south. At the first crossroads, go straight across onto Ffordd Cae Newydd. At the north-eastern corner of Coed Nercwys Woodland, there is a slate sign for the Millennium Oak Trees. At this point, take the right turn and the car park is on the right after 150 metres.

The OS grid reference is SJ 218 593.

Facilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

The all ability trail is a short, picturesque route that meanders across and alongside a stream. Facilities include: disabled parking disabled toilets The toilets are open from 8am to 6pm (October to March) and from 8am to 9pm (April to September). Play area: The popular Hawk's Nest play area encourages children to learn and explore the woodland environment. It is suitable for children aged 2 to 14 years and includes: a giant Sleepy Cedar to climb inside a Giant Hawk’s Nest to climb and crawl through a Bird Cradle to swing inside Stones Flow to splash and paddle in. There is a numeracy trail for teachers to use with their pupils and an outdoor classroom area at the back of the arboretum. Directions: From the north: take the A494 from Mold through the towns of Gwernymynydd and Loggerheads, until the junction with 'Moel Famau Country Park' signposted to the right. Follow this road for one mile, and the car park is on the right. From the south: take the A494 from Ruthin towards Mold. After passing through the village of Llanferres turn left at the junction with 'Moel Famau Country Park' signposted. Follow this road for one mile, and the car park is on the right. The OS grid reference is SJ 161 627. Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

Contact

Enquiries

0300 065 3000

Address

Nr Mold,
Flintshire,
CH7 5LH

Location

Directions

Plan route to Moel Famau / Clwydian Range (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 198626  Lat: 53.15454 Long: -3.20055

Moel Famau is in Moel Famau which is part of Clwyd.

From Mold take the A494. Follow this road through the towns of Gwernymynydd and Loggerheads, until you come to a junction with 'Moel Famau Country Park' signposted to the right.

Follow this road for 1 mile, you will see the car park on your right hand side.
Mold is the nearest town or village.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Buckley station

Facilities

  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

The all ability trail is a short, picturesque route that meanders across and alongside a stream. Facilities include: disabled parking disabled toilets The toilets are open from 8am to 6pm (October to March) and from 8am to 9pm (April to September). Play area: The popular Hawk's Nest play area encourages children to learn and explore the woodland environment. It is suitable for children aged 2 to 14 years and includes: a giant Sleepy Cedar to climb inside a Giant Hawk’s Nest to climb and crawl through a Bird Cradle to swing inside Stones Flow to splash and paddle in. There is a numeracy trail for teachers to use with their pupils and an outdoor classroom area at the back of the arboretum. Directions: From the north: take the A494 from Mold through the towns of Gwernymynydd and Loggerheads, until the junction with 'Moel Famau Country Park' signposted to the right. Follow this road for one mile, and the car park is on the right. From the south: take the A494 from Ruthin towards Mold. After passing through the village of Llanferres turn left at the junction with 'Moel Famau Country Park' signposted. Follow this road for one mile, and the car park is on the right. The OS grid reference is SJ 161 627. Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.