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About us

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 Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley was founded in 2015 to promote and protect the special qualities of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty landscape, including its heritage and culture, for the benefit, enjoyment and well-being of current and future generations.

The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley is one of the UK’s finest landscapes, with sweeping heather clad hills falling to contrasting green river valleys. It is a landscape shaped by man through time with spectacular Iron Age hillforts, the iconic landmarks of Moel Famau and its Jubilee Tower, Castell Dinas Bran, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and canal and the Eglwyseg limestone escarpment.

If you love the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, would like to discover more about the area and keep it special, then join Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley.

We aim to make a difference by:

Providing events and activities where people are able to enjoy and learn about the special heritage of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

Arrange volunteering opportunities for people to make a contribution towards the protection of this special landscape. 

Develop specific projects that will protect and help people to appreciate the landscape.

 The organisation is reliant on its members to develop its work and has no paid members of staff. We work in partnership with the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Team and are grateful for their support and assistance to establish this independent membership organisation. If you would like to become involved in the work of Friends please do get in touch.

Please contact Friends if you have any queries about our work by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Our Trustees

Julie Masters (Chair)

Neville Howell (Treasurer and Events Secretary) 

John Roberts (Secretary)

Mike Smart

Tony King

Michael Skuse

Jeff Morgan

Robert Moore 

Ron Williams 

Community Partners.

If you are a not for profit organisation which shares our love of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB, you might like to consider joining us as a Community Partner

Annual Reports

Details of the Friends’ first Annual General Meeting will be posted on the website soon.