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Halkyn Heritage Week- starts Saturday!

Published: 28/04/2015

Halkyn Heritage Week begins this Saturday. Halkyn Mountain will be the focus of the week long festival of activities, which runs from Saturday 25 April until Friday 1 May. The Week starts on Saturday at 10.30 am at the Blue Bell Inn, with a walk across the common led by archaeologist Fiona Gale and Troedio Clwyd, which will be looking at the remains of lead mining. On Saturday evening, at 7pm, Halkyn Village Hall will be the venue of Halkyn Heritage film night, an evening showcasing the new Halkyn Heritage films. On Sunday 26 April, a family walk exploring Halkyn Mountain will start out at 2pm from the former school at Rhes-y-cae. An event is taking place every day throughout the week, and ends on Friday 1 May with an archaeology taster session from 2pm to 4pm at the former school in Rhes-y-cae. Have a go at archaeological recording with Clwyd and Powys Archaeological Trust. Pre-booking is essential, please phone Wepre Park on 01352 703900. Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, said: Halkyn Heritage Week has been made possible thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is a great opportunity to enjoy this beautiful area and to celebrate the rich heritage of Halkyn Mountain. This festival has been arranged by Flintshire Countryside Service and is a partnership project with the Grosvenor Estate and Natural Resources Wales. Full details about all the events taking place can be found on the Council’s website by searching ‘Halkyn Heritage Week’ or by contacting Lorna Jenner on 01352 741676 or e-mail:; or Rachael Watson on 01352 703908 or e-mail: Notes to Editors Attached are the flyers of the events.