Caeau gleision, Moel-y-gaer, Halkyn Mountain, Rhes-y-cae circular.

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You can enjoy this walk quite simply as a walk with wonderful views. Eastwards you can see Wirral with Liverpool beyond. On good days Winter Hill, near Bolton, is easily visible. Once on to Halkyn Mountain, there are views westwards to the Clwydian Hills.
If you want to look more deeply, there is history everywhere.
Early in the walk we use a path that could well have been the route used by Henry V when he went on pilgimage from Shrewsbury to St Winefride's Well after the battle of Agincourt in 1415. He did this because he had specifically prayed to St Winefride for protection. Later we climb to an impressive Iron Age hill-fort and then make our way across the strange landscape of Halkyn Mountain. The Romans certainly mined lead here as ingots of local lead with Latin inscriptions have been found in the area and in Chester. It is highly likely that pre-Roman people mined lead here also but there is little hard evidence. Lead mining continued until 1987. During the 18th century, lead mining here was so important that the world lead price is said to have been set in Holywell. The mining has left a strange landscape with odd pits and spoil heaps scattered about.
Walking on Halkyn Mountain is an unusual experience as there are so many paths that finding the right one can be a challenge. The walk notes should keep you on track.

Wales - North Wales - Flintshire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Moor, Woodland

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