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Halkyn Mountain is an Urban Common, which means you can walk freely across it. Full of industrial heritage, it forms the backbone of Flintshire, offering many recreational opportunities, including walking and bird watching, and providing breathtaking views to the Wirral and Cheshire.
Halkyn Mountain has been mined for its rich veins of lead ore since Roman times. The Romans smelted their ore at Flint, where the pigs of lead were produced.
The 17th century brought much activity, with new veins discovered and many skilled miners moving into the area, particularly from Derbyshire. Many families still bear the surnames of these Derbyshire ancestors. Hamlets grew up during this time, including Rhes-y-car, Moel-y-Crio and Windmill.
Mining ended in the 1970s but limestone is still quarried on the Mountain. There are weekly walks organised by the
Blue Bell Inn
- call the co-ordinator on 01352 702477.
Flintshire Rural Walk 16 - Halkyn Mountain
Mountain Park Golf Club
Flintshire Rural Walk 18 - Hendre Bodfari
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The Antelope Inn
The Antelope Hotel of Rhydymwyn (just a couple of miles northwest of Mold) offers all you could want. Our well-loved family pub, hotel & restaurant is a charming, family-run inn that dates back more than 200 years.
The Mill on the Hill
A lovely cafe situated in Holywell near Winefreds Well.
Open 10 till 5 Tuesday to Saturday, 10 till 4 on Sunday.
Taste of Wales award-winning café at
Loggerheads Country Park
. We offer wonderful homemade food, using the best local ingredients.
Y Dderwen - The Oak
Y Dderwen -The Oak - is a rural, community pub, situated in lovely walking countryside some four miles west of Mold on the A541. At our bar we have real ales and a choice of four lagers.
The Crown Inn is a free house based in the village of Lixwm, offering a variety of guest ales and with an Egon Ronay recommended restaurant.
The Cherry Pie Inn
The Cherry Pie is open Tuesday to Saturday lunchtime and evening, and Sunday lunchtime all the year round.
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