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Loggerheads Country Park, near Mold

The ideal place to find out more about the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Walkers at Loggerheads Country Park

What's here

Parking (charge)
Shop
Toilets
Visitor Centre
Walking trail

Overview 

Loggerheads Country Park is the gateway to the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The country park sits below the dramatic limestone cliffs of the Alyn Valley where the river enters steep wooded gorges and open and secluded grasslands.

The lovely limestone scenery has inspired artists and attracted large numbers of visitors for generations.

There are two short circular trails within the park and a network of waymarked footpaths radiate from out from it. Two of these walking trails are on land managed by Natural Resources Wales.

Clwydian Range Centre 

The Clwydian Range Centre next to the car park in Loggerheads Country Park is an ideal place to find out more about the Clwydian Range AONB and get a walking guide or map.

There is also a café, shop and picnic area.

Loggerheads Country Park and the Clwydian Range Centre are run by Denbighshire County Council. Find out more on the Denbighshire Countryside Service website.

Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Clwydian Range Centre and Loggerheads Country Park are in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) near Mold. 

An AONB is an area of countryside in England, Wales or Northern Ireland which has been designated for conservation due to its significant landscape value. 

The primary purpose of the AONB designation is to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the area, now and for future generations.

The Clwydian Range is one of only eight AONBs in Wales.

Woodlands and forests in the Clwydian Range AONB

Natural Resources Wales looks after a number of woodlands and forests in the Clwydian Range AONB.

The forests and woodlands below are the starting points for waymarked trails for walkers and bridleways for horse riders and cyclists to explore the magnificent scenery:

  • Coed Moel Famau Forest – the starting point for trails through the forest to the summit of Moel Famau, the highest peak in the chain of hills that make up the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Bwlch Pen Barras – fabulous views of the Vale of Clwyd from the car park which is the starting point for four walks, including one to the summit of Moel Famau
  • Coed Llangwyfan Forest – walks with great views to hillforts as well as a bridleway popular with horse riders and cyclists
  • Coed Nercwys Forest - a good road network allows access on foot, horseback or bicycle throughout this coniferous woodland

Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail runs the length of the Clwydian Range AONB.

Walking trails

All of the walking trails are waymarked and start from the Loggerheads Country Park car park.

Loggerheads Link Trail

miles, 4 kilometres

The Loggerheads Link Trail is a linear route from Loggerheads Country Park to Coed Moel Famau.

Loggerheads – Moel Famau Circular Trail

6 miles, 10 kilometres

The Loggerheads – Moel Famau Circular Trail is a varied walk following the wooded Leete path and then climbing steadily to Moel Famau and Jubilee Tower. There is a steep return through attractive mixed forest and open countryside with great views.

Walking trails leaflet

Download the walking trails leaflet for more information.

 

Clwydian Range and Dee Valley leaflet

Opening times

The Clwydian Range Centre, toilets and café are managed by Denbighshire County Council.

Please check the Clwydian Range Centre website for opening times. 

How to get here

Download the location map.

Loggerheads Country Park is three miles south west of Mold, signposted on the A494.

The OS grid reference is SJ 200 628.

The car park at Loggerheads is managed by Denbighshire County Council. There is a parking charge.

Public transport

The nearest train station is in Buckley.

For details of public transport visit www.traveline.cymru

Closures and diversions

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

Find out more

Contact details

Natural Resources Wales

Tel: 0300 065 3000

Email: enquiries@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk 

Loggerheads Country Park

Tel: 01352 810614

Email: loggerheads.countrypark@denbighshire.gov.uk

Related document downloads

Clwydian Range forests Location map PDF [107.8 KB]

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