Coed Nercwys Forest (NRW)

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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. Discover some heritage features tucked away amongst the trees with information panels about the people who once lived and worked here.

The small lake known as Llyn Ochin has dried up but this marshy area now attracts dragonflies and newts, and plants like cotton grass thrive here. The area is relatively flat and there is a good road network which allows access on foot, horseback or bicycle throughout the woodland.

A slate plaque near the car park entrance commemorates the Millennium Oak Trees that were planted here by the local community.

The walking trail and the mountain bike trail follow a similar route, and the mountain bike trail may also be used by horse riders. The trails are waymarked so that walkers follow the route in a different direction to cyclists and horse riders.

Coed Nercwys Walk | Grade: Easy
Distance: 2¾ miles/4.4 kilometres. Time: 2 hours

Follow the walking trail in a clockwise direction. The walking trail and the mountain bike trail follow a similar route but they are waymarked so that walkers follow the route in a different direction to cyclists and horse riders. 

Take care as cyclists and horse riders follow parts of this trail the opposite way around.
The walking trail sets off on a wide track through the iron gates at the woodland entrance and then turns left onto a path through the woodland.

Look out for ruined buildings from a 19th century lead mine, the remains of a shepherd’s cottage with a walled meadow full of wildflowers in summer and a newly replanted orchard.

At the end of the trail there is an optional climb to a trig point from where you can enjoy views of the Jubilee Tower at the top of Moel Famau and the Dee Estuary.

Bryn Alyn Link Trail 1.5 miles / 2.6 kilometres
The Bryn Alyn Link Trail is a linear walk to Bryn Alyn and the second largest limestone pavement in Wales where there is a viewpoint to admire the spectacular scenery.

 

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

Public Transport Directions

Accessible by Public Transport: Buckley station is 1 mile away.

Coed Nercwys Forest (NRW)

Type:Walking Route

Moel Famau / Clwydian Range (NRW), Nr Mold, Flintshire, CH7 5LH

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