GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walks in Mold

6 miles (9 km)

This historic market town in Flintshire has some interesting old buildings, a fine 15th century church and views of the hearby Clwydian Range. For walkers there's two noteworthy local country parks, river paths along the Alyn River and a pretty local nature reserve to explore.
This walk from the town takes you to two of the highlights of the area at Loggerheads Country Park, Moel Famau Country Park.
The walk starts at the remains of Mold Castle in the town centre. You then head through the town before picking up a nice country lane to take you west to the Cefn Mawr Quarry and Loggerheads Country Park. There's a fine wooded gorge, impressive limestone cliffs and river walks along the River Alyn to enjoy in this lovely park.
From the park you continue west past Ffrith Mountain to Moel Famau. The mountain is a popular place for walkers with views of the Clwydian Range, the Wirral, Merseyside, Snowdonia, the Dee Valley and the coast.

Mold OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Mold Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head to Glasfryn for some post walk refreshments. There's a lovely garden terrace where you can sit outside and enjoy some splendid countryside views with your meal. They have an excellent menu and can be found on Raikes Lane with a postcode of CH7 6LR for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country and woodland trails on the route are ideal for dog walking. Moel Famau has some grazing areas where you asked to keep your dog on a lead. The Glasfryn Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly and can provide dog biscuits for your hungry friend.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles north west of the town at Hendre there's a nice little walk to do at the Coed y Felin Woodland. There's peaceful woodland here with grassland, bluebells, birds and wildflowers to enjoy.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Clwydian Range Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Mold Castle (motte & bailey), Mold - 2321514 7855565b

Mold Castle (motte & bailey), Mold. This motte-and-bailey castle was erected around 1072. Little remains except the mound on which the motte was built.It is located near to the 15th century church of St Mary.

Pendref Chapel, Mold - geograph.org.uk - 928495

Pendref Chapel, Mold. This Chapel is situated on Bailey Hill, at the top end of the High Street. Built in 1828, it is Grade 2 listed and is shown here with the adjacent Sunday School building, which is of later date.

Market Day in Mold - geograph.org.uk - 194333

Market Day in Mold. Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days in Mold, which is held on the High Street. St Mary's Church can be seen on the horizon.

A viewpoint at Loggerheads Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 921655

A viewpoint at Loggerheads Country Park

The Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau (geograph 2908172)

The Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau

Gwysaney Hall (11207500366)

Gwysaney Hall. A Jacobean manor house tucked away in the low hills north of Mold.

St Mary's Church, Mold (24583584946)

St Mary's Church, Mold. The church dates to the 15th century and is Grade I listed. The architectuarlly significant church has historical associations with the Stanley family,Earls of Derbyand displaysheraldicsymbols of it, including an Eagle and Child adopted by the family in the 15th century.

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Memory Map Route

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