We arrange events and activities to enable people to discover, enjoy and protect the heritage of this beautiful landscape. We also promote other similar events in the area.

All our events are public events but anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact the Events Secretary Nev Howell, Trustee and Events Secretary
Contact – 01244 535173, 07850 921295

Rydym yn trefnu digwyddiadau a gweithgareddau fydd yn galluogi pobl i ddarganfod, mwynhau a diogelu treftadaeth y dirwedd hyfryd hon. Rydym hefyd yn hyrwyddo digwyddiadau tebyg eraill yn yr ardal.

Mae’r holl ddigwyddiadau’n rhai cyhoeddus, ond gofynnir i unrhyw un sy’n dymuno mynychu gysylltu â’r Ysgrifennydd Digwyddiadau, Nev Howell (Ymddiriedolwr ac Ysgrifennydd Digwyddiadau)
Rhifau cyswllt – 01244 535173, 07850 921295

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June 2019

Ron’s Walk from Trelawnyd, Number 3 from Ron’s Book of Walks Copy

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Trelawnyd Car Park

Ron Williams the Walk Leader and Author of the book "24 Walks in the Clwydian Hills and Dee Valley" describes it as - Walk 3 from the book. Marian Mills, Gwaenysgor and Y Gop  it is about 6 miles, bring drink and something to eat. Dogs on short leads are welcome.  

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Caer Drewyn, Dee Valley, and its environs and other Hillforts

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Llanarmon-yn-Ial Old Schoolroom CH7 4DA + Google Map

Friday 28th June 2019, Dr. Ian Brown of the University of Oxford will give a talk entitled 'Caer Drewyn, Dee Valley, and its environs and other hillforts'. Ian has twice led walk-talks up Caer Drewyn for Friends of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley. The 1st was washed out by the weather, but last year quite a few of us accompanied Ian up Caer Drewyn, near Corwen and enjoyed his explanation of what was known about this early Iron Age…

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July 2019

A Return Visit to H&D Fitzgerald, World-Class Density Metrologists

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
H&D Fitzgerald near Tremeirchiomn

H&D Fitzgerald have a very successful company within our AONB near Tremeirchion. We were privileged to have a visit to their laboratories and other activities a couple of years ago. Heather Fitzgerald has kindly agree to repeat the visit for our new FoCRDV Members or Members who missed it in March 2017. The visit includes Laboratories, House and Tree Plantation of H&D Fitzgerald Ltd. The company is owned by Heather and Denis Fitzgerald, (hence the company name of H&D Fitzgerald).…

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Visit the Gardens of Aberclwyd Manor Near Corwen

July 19 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Aberclwyd Manor at Derwen near Corwen has 4 acres of gardens and opens to the public for the National Garden Scheme, NGS, about which some of you will know.  Irene Brown has kindly agreed to open especially for our members of FoCRDV. There is a charge of £3.50 per head and afternoon cream teas can also be available at an additional £3.50. I will need to check intentions nearer the time, to give Irene warning of numbers etc.    

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August 2019

Visit to Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Visit the award-winning Woodland Skills Centre in the heart of the AONB near to Bodfari. You can come for the morning or for the whole day. In the morning, a talk about the history and work of the Centre - the courses in traditional crafts, work with schools and families and the social prescribing programmes with children and adults with a wide range of disabilities and problems. The timber frame buildings - why and how they were built and how they…

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Visit to Woodland Skills Centre, Bodfari, Part 2

August 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A walk through the 40 acre woodland looking at how it is managed for people, wildlife and profit and the successes in the range of wildlife that is there. If you would like to join the afternoon walk then please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

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Guided Tour of Denbigh Castle

August 17
Denbigh Castle Denbigh, + Google Map

In 1282, Edward 1st in his conquest of Wales, captured the town of Denbigh. His trusted Lieutenant, Henry de Lacy, immediately started to build the castle. It was captured and held briefly by the Welsh under Madog ap Llewelyn, but then lost again. It was severely damaged in the 17th Century civil war and is now in need of a little care and attention. Paul Williams, CADW's Custodian off Denbigh Castle has agreed to provide a guide for a guided…

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September 2019

Walk around Minera Quarry with John Bowen

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday 10th September 2019, 10:00am - a 5 mile walk covering the North Wales Wildlife Trust managed site of Minera Quarry and also the Wrexham CBC site at Minera Lead Mines and Country Park or a 2 mile walk in just the Minera Quarry. Originally mined for its lead and later quarried for valuable limestone (until 1994), the Minera Quarry reserve now comprises areas at different stages of re-colonisation. Woodland has established in the oldest parts of the quarry whilst…

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