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Manley Mere , Frodsham

Manley Mere
An amazing setting in the beautiful cheshire countryside Manley Mere promises a fun filled day out for adventurous families.There are a multitude of watersport activities from windsurfing, sailing to canoeing and kayaking.

There is an Adventure trail with a difference - everything is self-propelled and where possible made from recycled materials. Top Tip - Wear very old clothes as children (and you) will get wet and muddy.

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tel: 01928 740243

address: Manley Mere Sail Sports, Manley Lane, Manley, Frodsham WA6 0PE

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Sandstone Trail, Frodsham

Sandstone Trail
This 55-kilometre long distance walker's path runs North-South from Frodsham on the Mersey estuary in the North, to Georgian Whitchurch in rural North Shropshire in the South. With several Public Houses along the route, both elevated and flatter paths, walking tracks and more challenging routes for those wishing to run, beautiful scenery, benches to rest when needed, a whole range of flora and fauna, the breath-taking Beeston Castle, there really is a lot to take in and enjoy. A full and comprehensive guide is available from their website.

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address: The Sandstone Trail.

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Greenfield Docks Coastal walk, Greenfield

Greenfield Docks Coastal walk
When the sun is shining the coastal walk from Greenfield Dock is a great day out. Park the car up and decide to head up the coast towards Talacre or down, towards Flint.

The path is flat and actually pretty suitable for bikes, although you will have to lift them over the odd fence.

Really child and dog friendly but watch the cows! The walk can be as long or short as you want.

address: From Holywell, at bottom of Greenfield Rd, right at lights and 2nd left.

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Greenfield Valley World Heritage Site, Greenfield

Greenfield Valley World Heritage Site
The Heritage site of Greenfield Valley without a doubt can only be described as a truely amazing place for a visit. Park at the bottom for free or in Holywell and head down the tree covered valley. There are 3 lakes, turn of the century industrial ruins, a farm (which costs), an abbey and a cafe. Great for walking, cycling, picnicing and even a rainy day walk under the trees. Fishing permits are available for one of the lakes as well. 5 stars.

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tel: 01352 714172

address: Greenfield Valley, Greenfield, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 7GH

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Green Pea Cafe, Greenfield

Green Pea Cafe
The Green Pea cafe cant be found in the stunning surroundings of the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park.

We serve fully home-cooked food, freshly prepared using locally sourced produce.

The food is great, the people are warm and friendly. The atmosphere is chilled and relaxed.

Great place to go on a sunny or rainy day.
Check out their cool website for more details.

tel: 01352 713730

address: Green Pea Cafe, Basingwerk House, Greenfield Valley, Greenfield, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 7GH

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Greenfield valley heritage park walk, Greenfield

Greenfield valley heritage park walk
Greenfield Valley is one and a half miles of woodlands, reservoirs, ancient monuments and industrial history. Once the Greenfield Valley was a busy place employing hundreds of people in both its copper factories and cotton mills. Visitors to the valley can enjoy a number of winding woodland walks leading past five small lakes. The route enables visitors to explore the remains of four historic mills: the Abbey Wire Mill, Lower Cotton Mill, Meadow Mill and Greenfield Mills. Fishing is permitted in the four acre Flour Mill Pool.

tel: 01352 714172

address: Greenfield Road, Greenfield, Holywell, CH8 7GH

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Greenfield valley musuem, Greenfield

Greenfield valley musuem
The museum is a fantastic place to visit; very reasonably priced, with admission either for a day ticket or a season pass. The museum which has a gift shop, runs a massive array of events for all ages and interests. There are Tudor, early 19th Century and Victorian farm buildings that have been moved there stone by stone from other locations and carefully reconstructed and furnished. For Children there is Toddler Tractor Heaven, Indoor Soft Play Area, Mega Tower Maze, Adventure Tree House and swings; and farm animals in the paddocks and sheds.

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tel: 01352714172

address: Greenfield Valley museum heritage park, Greenfield Road, Greenfield, Holywell, CH8 7GH

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Cafe at the abbey, Greenfield

Cafe at the abbey
The Café is located in a building called Basingwork house, next to the Abbey. The house was originally built in 1925 as a wedding present for Hugh Rutt the Assistant Manager of the nearby Abbey Paper Mill. Ada, Hugh’s first wife planted the gardens, including an orchard, a green house and a tennis court. Basingwork house is currently home to the 'Café at the Abbey' serving a range of homemade food, snacks and drinks. There is seating both inside and out, a nice place to rest and relax, after strolling through the valleys woodland walks.

address: Cafe at the Abbey, Greenfield Road, Greenfield, Holywell, CH8 7GH

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Basingwerk Abbey, Greenfield

Basingwerk Abbey
Although there is much to see and do in Greenfield Heritage Park, visiting the remains of the Abbey is a must. Great for a sunny afternoon with the family, take a picnic and play hide and seek amongst the abbey ruins. Basingwerk Abbey was probably founded in 1131 by Ranulf, earl of Chester. The abbey suffered little during the during the 13th-century Welsh wars as its sympathies lay with the English. It was eventually dissolved in 1536 when the monks were driven out of the Abbey by Henry VIII and the remains passed to the Mostyns of Talacre.

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tel: 01443 336000

address: Basingwerk Abbey Greenfield Road, Greenfield, Holywell, CH8 7GH

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Inigo Jones Slateworks, Groeslon

Inigo Jones Slateworks
Inigo Jones Slateworks was established in 1861. The fully operational workshops give a fascinating insight into the world of slate and how slate as a product changed the world.

A self-guided tour begins with a film of the industry, showing how slate is mined and quarried.

Explore the worshops to see how Inigo Jones transforms raw slate into both essential and luxury goods.

There is a showroom, visitor centre and the Welsh Rock Cafe where you can have a relaxing drink and sample some snacks.

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tel: 01286 830242

address: Inigo Jones & Co Ltd, Tudor Slate Works, Y Groeslon, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7UE

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