The Parish of Gwaenysgor is situated on the Trelawnyd plateau, an extensive open area of mostly gently rolling farmland on an elevated limestone plateau…
It is interrupted by small conifer plantations on hilly slopes, especially on Gop Hill, within the parish. It is edged by steep slopes to the north which form the Coastal Hills. There are no major roads in the parish.
The area retains characteristics associated with the underlying limestone; most notably minor rock outcrops, remnant calcareous grassland and stone built dwellings. Fields are bounded by a mix of dry stone walls and hedgerows. The biodiversity of the area is associated with broadleaved woodland, grassland, outcrops of rock and wetlands.
The village is designated as a conservation village within the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and new building has been restricted to within the village envelope.
The special character of the area was recognised in 1985 with its designation as part of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB. The five Welsh AONBs along with the National Parks make up the finest landscapes in Wales and are internationally important.
Denbighshire Countryside Service manage the AONB in partnership with the Flintshire County Council and the Countryside Council for Wales who together with landowners, recreation and conservation representatives make up the Joint Advisory Committee
The text above is from the brochure ‘Explore Gwaenysgor’ and the AONB
Help keep Gwaenysgor beautiful
It’s up to all – visitors and residents – to keep Gwaenysgor beautiful. Everyone can play a part with very little effort but if you want further info these organisations can help:
Flintshire Friends of the Earth
FFoE aims to raise awareness of environmental issues in Flintshire. If you would like more information about how you can get involved and help them with their work you can call them on (01352) 710714.
Litter and Recycling
If there is litter or dumped waste in the area that you live and you would like to get it cleaned up then you can contact Environmental Services in Flintshire County Council
They are responsible for:
- Abandoned vehicles
- Waste collection
- Removing dead animals on the road
- Clearing fly tipping
- Recycling sites and recycling schemes