The Clywdian Range
Near The Beaches Hotel
The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB is 390 square kilometres of some of the UK’s most wonderful landscapes. From the coastal slopes of Prestatyn Hillside in the North to the remote Berwyn Mountains and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal in the South, the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB is a landscape of contrasts waiting to be discovered..
The Clywdian Range
The Clwydian Range is a remarkable chain of heather-clad peaks crowned with Iron Age hillforts. To the South, the rolling Llandegla moors give way to the expansive Ruabon Mountain and the spectacular limestone cliffs of the Eglwyseg escarpment. Here the Dee Valley is etched with reminders of a medieval landscape with the picturesque remains of Castell Dinas Bran, Eliseg’s Pillar and Valle Crucis Abbey and the mighty Chirk Castle which guards the entrance to the valley to the East. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal, now a World Heritage Site, is a monument to the AONB’s industrial past.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a designated part of our landscape whose distinctive character, beauty, and cultural heritage are so precious that it is safeguarded in the national interest. Safeguarding is the protection and enhancement of the natural beauty, communities and businesses, and the unique architecture and archaeology of the area.
There are 46 Designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK, and the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB is one of only 5 in Wales.
Prestatyn Hillside Walks
Just half a mile (800m) back from the golden sands, lively arcades and souvenir shops of Prestatyn there’s a hill, a lovely limestone escarpment, enshrouded to its rim with scrub woodland and criss-crossed with shaded footpaths. If you’ve walked Offa’s Dyke you’ll know this place as Prestatyn Hillside. It lies at the end of the 182-mile (293km) long distance route, and at the end of the Clwydian mountain range. Due to its diverse plant and wildlife the area has been included within the boundaries of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Why Stay With Us
After a busy day of walking the Clywdian Range return to the comforts of our hotel and enjoy a warm and friendly welcome, a delicious meal in our Promenade Bistro Bar and return to the warmth of your guestrooms where a great night’s sleep is guaranteed.
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