Natural beauty is the perfect form of beauty in our eyes, and our stunning wildlife are no exception. Make sure you see stop and search for our brilliant wildlife the next time your in North East Wales.
Loggerheads sits below the dramatic limestone cliffs of the Alyn Valley where the river enters steep wooded gorges and open and secluded grasslands.
Loggerheads is many things to many people. A place of adventure for families to explore. A place to get close to wildlife and experience the scenic beauty of the area. Or simply a place to get away from it all and unwind.
Ty Mawr Country Park occupies a farm setting near Cefn Viaduct and the River Dee where families can see animals such as donkeys, pigs and goats and feed the free-range ducks and chickens.
Many species of wild plants and animals thrive on land where no chemicals or pesticides are used and in summer the traditional hay meadows are full of colour.
You can bring a picnic, take a short circular stroll or embark on several longer walks including the Cefn Heritage Trail (part of Offa’s Dyke National Trail) or Llangollen Canal Walk.
Moel Famau (which means “Mother Mountain in Welsh”) and much of the surrounding land make up Moel Famau Country Park, which attracts about 200,000 visitors each year. This is because it stands at 554m high and is the highest summit with the Clwydian Range.
You may well notice strange shapes cut into the heather while you’re walking in the park. This is part of the ongoing management that’s taken place in the uplands for generations – a combination of burning and cutting encourages new heather to grow and provides fresh grazing for sheep.
It also creates excellent nesting and feeding areas for upland birds. Of particular importance is the black grouse, one of the rarest birds in Wales, but found here in small numbers – between 10 and 15 males have been counted here in recent years. Very early on spring mornings the male black grouse gather together to display and compete for the females. This “lekking” is an extraordinary spectacle.
With multiple routes up to the top that takes you through forests and lush countryside it is the perfect place to discover our brilliant wildlife.
A 160 acre Country Park in Connah’s Quay. No other park in the region has such a rich combination of features. We have the best free children’s playground in the region, two football pitches, acres of beautiful woodland walks, a well-managed fishing pool, and manned Visitor Centre to help you enjoy your visit.
Wepre Park is an ancient woodland rich in brilliant wildlife and history. It is a greatly valued green space for the residents of Connah’s Quay, and used by over 200,000 visitors from across the region annually, and is a must do in North Wales.