GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Waun-y-llyn Country Park and Hope Mountain Walk

2 miles (3 km)

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.
Just to the south east you could enjoy some local history at Caergwrle Castle. Here you'll find a ruined 13th century castle with fine views to the surrounding hills and mountains.


LL11 5HP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

Dog Walking

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Hope Mountain (geograph 4032705)

Hope Mountain

Horeb (Hope Mountain) - - 358470

The view of Horeb (Hope Mountain) and Caergwrle Castle from the cemetery in Fagl Lane, Hope.

Waun-y-Llyn Country Park - - 833405

Park sign and entrance

Waun-y-Llyn Car Park - - 833413

Waun-y-Llyn Car Park

Ground rising to Hope Mountain - - 3181995

Ground rising to Hope Mountain

Masts near Hope - - 530725

Masts near Hope. As seen from the summit of Hope Mountain, in the neighbouring gridsquare. Unsure as to what they transmit. Hawarden Airport is visible in the background.

Hope Mountain Trig Point - - 86532

Hope Mountain Trig Point

Viewpoint at Waen y Llyn Country Park - - 307716

Viewpoint at Waen y Llyn Country Park. The cairn is topped by a panoramic map, you can see for miles all around.


GPS Files

GPX File

Waun-y-llyn Country Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Waun-y-llyn Country Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)