Right on our doorstep is the fascinating ruin of old St Peter’s church, a grade 11 Listed building dating from the 13th century. It is short walk along a track off the Llandyrnog road.
Outdoor activities Llanbedr DC is a great place to begin to explore the Clwydian Range. Whatever you choose to do you’ll experience the special qualities of this area in safe, accessible surroundings.
- Photography and Painting – be creative in the fresh air with a wealth of scenery, nature and cultural heritage to capture on memory card or film, sketchbook or canvas – like famous British landscape artist Richard Wilson who once immortalised the landscapes of Loggerheads and Moel Famau.
- Para gliding – a regulated site between Bwlch Penbarras car park and Moel Famau provides excellent paragliding opportunities for experienced practitioners who must first acquire a permit.
- Abseiling – at the Devil’s Gorge, a disused lead mine between Loggerheads Country Park and Cilcain, qualified service providers offer instruction and equipment for a thrilling rock and rope experience.
- Geocaching – is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online. You can start by finding the cache in Llanbedr.
- Hire the astroturff at Llanbedr School. Available on weekends, evenings and at all times during school holidays. For further information or to make a booking, contact Sian jones on 0786 753 4402.
- Entertain the kids with the play area at Llanbedr School. You are welcome to use the play area out of school hours. Please make sure you leave the area as you have found it.
- Take a short walk and a picnic up to old St Peters Church. See the history page for more information about the old church.
- Fishing – Bathafarn Hall has its own fishery consisting of two pools well stocked with carp, tench, bream, rudd and roach. The fishery is open to public on a day ticket basis all year.
- Further information – Walking, Cycling and other activity leaflets from the Clwydian Range Centre or website –
- Use the gym and spa facilities at the Vale Country Club. Have a look at available exercise classes or hire a session with a private trainer. You can also have a meal or a coffee here, surrounded by beautiful views of the Clwydian range.
- Call into The Griffin for a meal or a drink in a cosy and inviting atmosphere . A traditional village pub, serving cask ales, fine wines, and home cooked food using local ingredients.
- Take part in exercise classes or activities available at the village hall.
- Send the kids to holiday club at Munchkins in Llanbedr School. Munchkins is a day care facility for children from the age of 2. Available daily from 8am- 6pm. For more information or to book call 07901275415. There is also a themed Playgroup session every Wednesday 1-2:30pm.
- There is a Sunday School in the Village Hall, every Sunday at 11am, and also services held at St Peter’s Church during the week and on Sunday. See the Llanbedr Parishes website for more information.
- Ruthin – a traditional market town that has retained its character – visit the new Craft Centre, the Gaol and Nant Clwyd y Dre – browse independent shops with all the usual services
- Mold – famed for its Gold Cape (there’s a replica in the Museum) and Theatr Clwyd. A great market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Denbigh – dating back to the 11th Century the old county town of Denbighshire is known for its castle and walls, with a good range of shops and facilities
- St Asaph – see the smallest ancient cathedral in Britain – hear the legend of Bishop Asaph, the salmon and the ring – now Wales’s newest city
- Golden sands, sea breezes and all the fun of the prom at Prestatyn and Rhyl – within walking distance of an excellent range of shops and stores
- The fascinating coastal landscape and wildlife of the dunes at Gronant
- Llangollen and the Dee Valley – spectacular landscapes, including the Medieval abbey of Valle Crucis and castle of Dinas Bran, steam trains, horse drawn barges, international eisteddfod and Pontcysyllte aqueduct world heritage site
Within easy reach:
- Venture into the rugged mountains of Snowdonia or the wild land of Berwyn
- Discover the two other Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales, Anglesey and Lleyn
- Explore the magnificent Roman city of Chester
- Cross the Mersey to the great city of Liverpool, World Heritage Site home of the Liver Birds and the Beatles
Further information about the – www.northwalesborderlands.co.uk