12 Apr Out and About in North Wales
Places to Explore from Tree Tops.
ONE of the benefits of owning a static caravan or lodge at Tree Tops is the wealth of attractions and activities we have on our doorstep.
Whether you’re keen to get out and explore all North Wales has to offer or looking for a gentle way to while away an afternoon, there’s something for everyone.
Check out our top tips for places to visit and activities to enjoy.
Many Tree Toppers are keen golfers and we’re just a short drive away from some truly great courses. Set in 250 acres of parkland with views across the Dee estuary, Northop Country Park Golf Club is one of our favourites. (www.northopgolfclub.co.uk) For a course with a difference, try Prestatyn Golf Club which is set alongside an award-winning beach. (www.prestatyngolfclub.co.uk)
Just outside of Prestatyn and nestled below a wooded hillside is St Melyd Golf Club – a parkland course with tree-lined fairways (stmelydgolf.co.uk) There are courses in nearby Mold (www.moldgolfclub.co.uk) Holywell (www.holywellgc.co.uk) and the pretty town of Rhuddlan (www.rhuddlangolfclub.co.uk) See www.golf-northwales.co.uk for more inspiration.
Walking and cycling
Our North Wales caravan park is surrounded by stunning scenery with plenty of places to explore and discover. A section of the Wales Coastal Path is a short distance from the park and can be picked up at Talacre, home to a magnificent old lighthouse.
All in all, there are 60 miles of sea views to enjoy along the North Wales Path with rural walks for those who prefer a bit more greenery. The Offa’s Dyke Path also starts and ends at our neighbouring town of Prestatyn. If you prefer to get out and about on two wheels, there is a dedicated North Wales Coastal cycle route. Stretching from Holyhead to Chester, the path winds through coastal towns and historic villages and you can do as much, or as little, of the path as you like.
Bikes can be hired from the nearby Bike Hub in Rhyl which is home to a lovely little café – the perfect reward for weary cyclists.
Fishing is one of the favourite pastimes of the Tree Tops’ team and we’re lucky to be surrounded by sea and lakes. On our doorstep, we have Llanasa’s Gyrn Castle (www.gyrncastle.co.uk) along with other pools in Mold, Buckley, Pentre Halkyn, and Mostyn. www.foresthillfisheryandtroutfarm.co.uk www.go-fish.co.uk
Rhyl’s Brickfield Pond attracts anglers from far and wide. The pond’s 1km circular route is perfect for walking, cycling and bird watching. (www.denbighshirecountryside.co.uk)
Fly fishers can head out to Nannerch near Mold. (www.walgochfishing.co.uk). No visit to North Wales is complete without a spot of sea fishing and it is possible to charter a boat for a day out on the Irish Sea. www.charterboats-uk.co.uk
Parks and mountains
Whether skimming stones with the kids or enjoying a woodland walk, Flintshire boasts an array of parks and mountains. Connah’s Quay’s Wepre Park is the perfect place to kick back with nature (www.visitwales.com) while a walk up Mold’s Moel Famau will burn off the calories. Loggerheads County Park, near Mold, is set in a wooded river valley and is a great place to start exploring the Clwydian Range (www.visitclwydianrange.co.uk)
For a gentle stroll try the waterfall at Dyserth, near Prestatyn. The 70-foot falls have been attracting tourists for over 100 years (www.dyserth.com)