Loggerheads Country Park
The Valley Site, Rhydymwyn
Coed y Felin Nature Reserve SJ 192 677
Coed Trellyniau Nature Reserve SJ 181 692
Y Ddol Uchaf Nature Reserve SJ 142 713
Wepre Park and Ewloe Castle
The Big Wood-Hendre
Other Attractions near Rhydymwyn
Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.
There are two short walks around Mold , The Town Trail and The Geological Trail- click HERE to find out more
Halkyn Mountain (2 miles)*-click HERE to find out more
Greenacres Farm Park (6 Miles)*
Set in 80 acres of Welsh Borderland the Farm Park creates a friendly, relaxing atmosphere for the whole family.
Denbigh Castle (9 Miles)*
The striking ruins of Denbigh Castle, crowning a steep hill above the town, enjoy commanding views of the pastoral Vale of Clwyd
and the round backed hills of the Clwydian Range.
Denbigh Museum and Art Gallery (10 Miles)*
The Denbigh Museum and Art Gallery interprets the history of Denbigh showing its origins as a medieval settlement and its development as a cultural and industrial centre.
Ffrwd Quarry Nature Reserve
Connected by footpaths to Cymau Village this nature reserve owned by the villagers of Cymau is open everyday-
leaflets are available from Cymau Post Office
The Clwydian Way
This is a circular 122 waymarked route through Denbighshire and Flintshire, developed by the Ramblers Association.
A guide is available from The Ramblers Association, North Wales Area, PO BOX 139, Llanfairpwll LL61 6WR
Pen Y Ffrith Bird Gardens, Llandegla Road, Llanarmon-yn-lal
Open from 15th March to 30th November-7 days a week 10.30am to 5.30pm
Evening tours are available , to book call 01824780501
Tea Rooms- Free Parking- Group Reductions for Schools and Groups of more than 20
Home to a superb collection of ornamental waterfowl and pheasants, set in 18 acres of beautiful woodland gardens with an extensive hosta collection
Admission Charges- Adults £6, Senior Citizens £5, Children £4 -For more information visit their website HERE (Click on the blue letters)
Adjacent to the park is Pen-y Ffrith Coarse Fishery
|Attractions in the Area
|Click on any of the above locations to find out more about them
|A working party under the umbrella of Friends of Rhydymwyn Valley(FORV) secured funding from Cadwyn Clwyd and after over two years of work produced a 64 page book
called Rhydymwyn and Hendre-A Tale of Two Villages. The book covers a whole range of subjects including both modern and ancient history of the villages, has many
excellent illustrations, maps and photographs, as well as featuring memories from residents and former residents.
Use the history book as a guide for a short walk around Rhydymwyn-places marked in red appear in the book
Start from the Antelope Hotel
Turn left out of the hotel car park along the main road, passing the old Railway Station on your left.
Pass Leete Avenue and.turn left into Nant Alyn Road. Note the large Wellingtonia Tree on the corner of the road ( formerly called Kangaroo Corner)
Look out for the Mendelssohn plaque on your right a little further along-
a short detour to the right here will take you along the Cinder Path to St John’s Church.
Return to Nant Alyn Road passing Old Farm and see the Valley Nature Reserve in front of you.
Turn right back onto Nant Alyn Road and note the bridge over the River Alyn, the River Alyn itself and the Rhydymwyn Flood Warning Scheme.
Carry on up the hill taking note of MillStones (The site of the Old Mill) on your left and Mill House on your right.
Keep walking along the side of the River Alyn past the Ford (the ford of the ore).
At the junction the left hand road will take you along the river side to Nant Alyn itself and the Nant Alyn Caravan Park,
straight ahead is the entrance to Coed Du but our route is to the right
Continue up the hill past the bath house on your left hand side, looking over the fields to the rear of Coed Du House
and then carry on past Plas Wilkin Farm and its private Chapel.
At the junction turn right passed Coed Du Farm and drop back down into Rhydymwyn,
looking out across the fields to your left to see the large quarry and the Ruby Brick Works chimney
and then carry on past the Limekiln on your right and Dolfechlas Farm on your left.
This is Dolfechlas Road , as you go down the hill look out for the Vicarage on your right and then the Football Club on your left with the Old School almost opposite,
in the distance across the main road can be seen the War Memorial Institute and its Bowling Green,
Carry on past Church Meadow on your right and Llys yr Haul on your left (this is the site of the former Sun Inn)
and turn back right onto the main road noting the Rhydymwyn Service Station on your left across the main road
Rhyd Alun on your right and the Old Post Office immediately beyond it on the main road.
Carry on back to the Antelope Hotel and finish your walk with a short detour along the road to the edge of the Antelope Industrial Estate
(the site of the former Antelope Race Track)