Life in the Clwydian Range
The people of North Wales have always known that their home was always one of the most incredible parts of the world but now it’s official!! In 2017, Lonely Planet voted North Wales one of the top 10 regions in the world to visit. With its stunning and rugged scenery, miles of beaches, amazing food producers and a whole raft of high adrenaline adventures from Europe’s longest zip line to the world’s longest surf able human-made waves at Surf Snowdonia, there is something for everyone here.
Whatever the weather, North Wales is packed with amazing places to explore – on foot, by car, by bike or even by steam train.
More locally, Ffynnon Beuno is an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty known as the Clwydian range – an unmistakeable chain of purple heather clad summits, topped by Britain’s most dramatically situated hillforts. A paradise for cyclists, walkers and riders- the area not only boasts one of the most beautiful sections of the world famous Offa’s Dyke but also the North Wales Pilgrim’s trail passes through the heart of our village as it meanders over 130 miles from Holywell to Bardsey island.
Immediately above Ffynnon Beuno is the stunning nature reserve Y Graig (the Rock) which is a small limestone escarpment looking West over the Clwydian range. The views from the top are simply breath-taking and even better – there is a huge old rope swing on the way up! There are excellent walks right on our door step and we have leaflets with maps available for you to take to enjoy the scenery here. Why not take a picnic?
A short drive away are the historic towns of St Asaph, Denbigh and Ruthin. We have walking maps available to make the most of a pleasant relaxed day with some notable tourist attractions such as Denbigh castle, Ruthin jail and the famous cathedral of St Asaph. Further afield are the seaside town of Llandudno with its cable car and Victorian sea front and the walled town of Conwy is a definite must see day trip! Check out the Conwy Pirates weekend, it’s a really unique experience!
Adrenaline junkies are spoiled for choice in North Wales! Whether it is screaming down Europe’s longest zip line, bouncing on underground trampolines or surfing on a man-made lake in the heart of Snowdonia, there is an activity that is guaranteed to get your heart racing! We always hold leaflets for these on site and if you do decide to try out some of the wildest routes in the UK to cycle, we can provide a secure area to look after your bike.
The highlight of summer is definitely the countryside shows. From Woodfest – with its must-see axe men competitions and chainsaw carving to horse logging demonstrations at the shire horse show, visitors can spend the day immersed in local rural activities and we recommend making the most of the craft tents where you can have a go at weaving, spinning and wood turning. The food halls are also great fun with all sorts of wonderful produce like ales, cheeses and honey. Jane often competes in the jams and honey show sections!
Talking about food, winter brings a number of food festivals and Christmas markets to the area. If you decide to come and spend time with us in winter, make the most of your visit and take a little bit of Wales home with you for Christmas!