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Green: Halkyn Circular

18 August 2019 09:45-13:45

Halkyn Circular 18 August 2019
Grade: GREEN Number of dogs allowed: None

A walk over open country and through tiny villages with superb views of the Dee Estuary and Clwydian Hills.  Halkyn mountain is dotted with the residue of historical mining activity and even the more modern quarry is a very striking sight.

From the layby on the B5123 above Halkyn, we follow a circuit anticlockwise first heading NNE towards the hamlet of Windmill and up onto the highest part of Halkyn Mountain overlooking the Dee estuary.  Afer a break to admire the view, we turn SW descending slightly to the village of Rhes-y-cae and then S and E to Moel-y-crio.  The walk finishes with a circuit of the fort on Mol-y-Gaer before we drop back down to our starting point.


There is little in the way of shelter from wind or rain on this walk so, if the forecast is for wet or windy conditions, please bring appropriate waterproof and windproof clothing.

Sorry, no dogs as the walk is on open grazing land.

Meeting time: 09:00 Meeting Place: Old Hall Car Park
Walk starts: 09:45 Walk finishes: 13:45
Distance: 9.7km Duration (incl stops): 4hrs
Ascent: 200m Highest point 290m Halkyn Mountain
Terrain: Mainly grass paths on open grazing land & quiet lanes.  One short potentially muddy stretch.


Map/Area: Explorer 265 Clwydian Range
Starting point Layby on B5152 at Bryn-y-mawn south of Halkyn GR SJ 209698

Nearest postcode CH8 8DL

Walk Leader Pauline Ziman


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

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18 August 2019
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Layby on B5152 at Bryn-y-mawn
CH8 8DL + Google Map