AHNE Bryniau Clwyd / Clwydian Range AONB

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The Llangynhafal booklet and information panels received financial support from the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB Sustainable Development Fund and Cadwyn Clwyd's Innovation Denbighshire project, which is financed as part of the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

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The magnificent landscape of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB is not simply a happy accident of geology and nature.

'Herbs' NewsagentsIt has been created or shaped by the people who live here. For thousands of years our communities have moulded the landscape to meet their needs. And they continue to shape the destiny of the AONB.

It is our people who give this area its unique flavour, its culture and its heritage, accumulated over many generations.

Every community has a tale to tell. Helping people to be aware of how they fit into the long history of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, to reconnect with their own past, is an important part of what we do.

We’ve worked with a number of villages who wanted to write their own histories. We’ve helped them to conduct research, sift archives, collect irreplaceable old photographs and gather memories.

The result is a series of fascinating booklets about community life in one of Britain’s most treasured landscapes.

Llangynhafal

Llangynhafal

Llangynhafal is a quiet and peaceful parish, “not being on the road to anywhere”. It is a pretty mix of villages and farmland, with two churches, a Calvinist Methodist chapel, two inns, a well-attended primary school and a population of approximately 634 (2011). The older part of the parish is separated by a belt of farmland from the centres of population at Gellifor and Hendrerwydd, the former being famous for its damson trees.

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Explore Gwaensygor

Explore Gwaensygor

Gwaenysgor is on an elevated limestone plateau. The gently rolling farmland is interrupted by small conifer plantations and edged by steep slopes to the north which form the coastal hills.

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Explore Cwm, Waen and Tremeirchion

Explore Cwm, Waen and Tremeirchion

Tremeirchion and Cwm, in the heart of the Clwydian Range, have wide views across the Vale of Clwyd. In contrast Waen lies on the wide valley floor, with lush green fields and thick hedgerows.  

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