Our family live, work and play in Halkyn Castle Wood.
Every winter we work to improve the site for visitors and wildlife. We are opening up areas to create a happy healthy woodland with space for our visitors to play, contemplate, be mindful and have fun.
We love nature and music and fires and festivals and lovely people and hope we bring the best of all of that to our visitors.
We're really looking forward Castlewood Rocks charity family music festival next year and we will be raising awareness and money for mental health.
Come and join us
Vanessa & Karl
A touch of history
The land was part of the Halkyn Castle Estate owned by the Duke of Westminster. It is a mix of native deciduous and planted conifer wood with the estate addition of laurel and rhododendron (great for dens!).
This area is amazing for walking, running and exploring; with the Iron-age hillfort and mote & bailey remains on Halkyn Mountain within a 30 minute walk. There you can enjoy incredible views of the Dee Estuary and beyond to Liverpool and Blackpool and Moel Famau, the Clwydian Range and Snowdonia to the south.
The historic villages of Halkyn and Northop are located about 2 miles away and are packed with history. Nearby towns of Flint, Holywell and Mold are within 6 miles. Discover Flints' impressive Castle, the healing well and farm park of Holywell and the best Market around in Mold on a Wednesday and Saturday.
Public transport from Halkyn and Northop is regular to all towns.
There are also great places to eat, play golf, explore and find.
As much as we want you to explore the hidden gems nearby, our location on the A55 is incredibly convenient for the fabulous visitor attractions of the rest of North Wales and the North West.
Filming & photography
Great backdrops to set your scene.
Dark woodland with stunning stone remains and rhododendron twists
Mature open broadleaf woodland, shimmery and magical
1830's gatehouse, built by the Westminster Estate.
Contact Vanessa for details
I have worked with Escape to the Country; CBBC shows Rockets Island and Mr Bloom in countryside locations.