Mold is nestled at the foothills of the Clwydian range, which marks the border between Flintshire & Denbighshire & which forms part of the Offas Dyke National Trail.   The Moel Fammau country park has been designated and area of outstanding natural beauty since 1985. At 1818ft, Moel Fammau, meaning “Mother Mountain”,  is the highest peak in the range, topped by the Jubilee Tower, offering stunning view for miles around.

At the gateway to the Clwydian range, Loggerheads Country Park & visitor centre (6 miles away)  has a woodland walk following the river Alyn, with stunning limestone cliffs and features, along the Leete path to Devils Gorge, a natural rock fissure popular with climbers & abseilers.

Continue driving over the top of the mountain range for spectacular views and on into the pretty market town of Ruthin, with its own craft centre and Victorian Gaol & museum – well worth a visit!

Wepre Park is a 160 acres country park near Connah’s Quay (approx 6 miles away).  The park is home to Ewloe Castle and contains a children’s playground, outdoor gym, football playing pitches and a visitor centre.   Also home to the weekly Saturday Parkrun,  a free weekly 5km run, reputedly the 3rd hardest parkrun in the UK.  For those who like a challenge, don’t forget your trainers!