Explore Halkyn Mountain

Come and explore Halkyn Mountain and enjoy fabulous views over the Dee Estuary and the Clwydian Range. This wild open landscape has never been enclosed and is still common land. Around 200 properties hold commoners rights including that of pasture and over 1500 sheep graze the common, keeping the gorse and bracken in check and maintaining the open character of the landscape.

You can wander freely over the Common but there are also plenty of public footpaths that were created years ago by people going about their daily business, on their way to work and school, or to church or chapel on Sunday. The Lead and Limestone Trail explores the central area of the Common where you can find interesting rocks and evidence of lead mining and quarrying. It is also a good place to see some of the special flowers that grow on the mountain. The Learning Zone has lots of information on lead mining, quarrying and what it was like to live on Halkyn years ago. There are also some fun games and activities for you to try. Halkyn Mountain Common is owned by Grosvenor Estates and is designated a Special Area of Conservation so please check the Code of Behaviour before you visit.

Halkyn Common Code

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Caution: Take care near old mine workings. Halkyn Common is covered with mine shafts in a variety of stages of repair. Many of these shafts are deep and vertical. Please report any re-opened shafts to the landowner, Grosvenor Estate. The Estate Manager, Eaton Estate Office, Eccleston, Chester CH4 9ET Tel: 01244 684400

Refreshments

Why not round off your exploration of Halkyn Mountain with a cup of tea, drink or meal?

NB Opening hours can vary and landlords can change so please check website or phone beforehand if possible.
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The Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn

  • Website: http://www.bluebell.uk.eu.org/
  • Tel: 01352-780309
  • Open from 5pm Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri (closed on Tues)
  • Open from noon on Sat and Sun
  • Free guided walks three times a week from the pub (see website for details)
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Pet Cemetery Tea Rooms

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The Britannia Inn, Halkyn

  • Tel: 01352 781564
  • Open: 12.00-11.00pm each day
  • Serves food
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The Red Lion, Rhosesmor

  • Tel: 01352 780862
  • Open: Mon-Friday from 4pm
  • Open from noon on Sat and Sun
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The Crooked Horn Inn, Brynford

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The Miner’s Arms Rhes-y-Cae