AHNE Bryniau Clwyd / Clwydian Range AONB

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The room with a view

Some people call it a self-guided interactive table with a dual projection system. But staff at Loggerheads Country Park refer to it simply as “the room with a view”. 

Housed in a little stone building next to the restored water mill is an audio-visual experience that brings together everything from the evocative cine films shot by WH Crawford in the 1940s and 1950s to the latest flyover footage from the Heather and Hillforts project.

Loggerheads Room with a ViewJust wander in, seven days a week, use the huge touch screen to navigate the film archive, hit the play button and watch your clip materialise on the wall in front of you.

It’s so simple a child could do it. Even technophobic adults will find it hard to go wrong. And when you’re outside again you’ll see the world around you with fresh understanding. 

“This is a small room that packs a big punch,” says Carolyn Thomas, Chair of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB. “It provides a window on the landscape and communities that make this area so special.

“Visitors to Loggerheads will be able to get a real flavour of its biodiversity, its history and its culture. We’re getting people reconnected with the landscape and with their own heritage.” 

It draws on just a small part of the AONB’s rich archive – much of which underlines the importance of farming in conserving the special landscape of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley.

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