Waun-y-llyn Country Park and Hope Mountain Walk
Climb to the top of Hope Mountain on this walk through Waun-y-llyn Country Park in Hope, Flintshire.
The top of the mountain is really beautiful, with a small lake and wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. This circular walk starts from the car park and takes you up to the high point on the mountain. There's great views to Deeside, Chester and Liverpool from this viewpoint.
You could also start the walk from nearby Hope or Caergwrle. Footpaths take you through peaceful woodland to the country park which is only about a mile from both villages.
If you enjoy this walk then you could head to the nearby Alyn Waters Country Park where you'll find woodland trails and riverside walks along the River Alyn. The park is located near to Wrexham.
PostcodeLL11 5HP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Waun-y-llyn Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Waun-y-llyn Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Waun-y-llyn Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Waun-y-llyn Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The park is ideal for dog walking though do take care on the steeper section by the rocky outcrops. You are likely to meet other owners on your walk.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south west there's something of a hidden gem at Nant-y-Ffrith. Here you'll find a splendid wooded gorge with streams, caves and a significant waterfall. Near here there's also the expansive Llandegla Forest where there's miles of walking and cycling trails to try.