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image for Forest or Woodland item typeCoed Llangwyfan Woodland at Moel Famau / Clwydian Range (NRW)

Forest or Woodland, free entry

Moel Famau / Clwydian Range

Moel Famau / Clwydian Range

Moel Famau / Clwydian Range

Details

This 85 hectare woodland rises very steeply from the the stream at its base and up on to the summit slopes of the Clwydian Hill near Penycloddiau. There are great views along the three walks that start from here, including two to hillforts.

Penycloddiau Circular Trail (2.5 miles, 4 kilometres).
The Penycloddiau Circular Trail is a walk through the forest with a gradual climb to the open summit of Penycloddiau and its giant Iron Age hillfort and spectacular views. The return route goes around the lower ramparts.

Coed Llangwyfan Circular Trail (2 miles, 3 kilometres).
The Coed Llangwyfan Circular Trail is a walk with a gradual descent through the forest, passing by a range of different habitats and tree species along the way.

Moel Arthur Circular Trail (2.5 miles, 4 kilometres).
The Moel Arthur Circular Trail takes a steep climb to the summit of Moel Arthur with its prominent 2,500 year old Iron Age hillfort and panoramic views. The return route goes around the foothills.

The Offa's Dyke long distance path passes across the top of the woodland and is used by long distance walkers as well as locals on much shorter circular walks. The upper margins border on the Penycloddiau Bronze Age Hill Fort, one of the best preserved in the country.

Directions:

Llangwyfan is the nearest village.

From the A525 Denbigh south roundabout, follow the minor road sign posted to Llanddyrnog. Go straight on at the next roundabout across the B5429, turn left at the next junction, follow this road to the top of the hill.

Public Transport:

The nearest train station is in Buckley

OS Grid Reference: SJ138667

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.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Enquiries

0300 065 30000

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.