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Map of Greenfield and Ffynnongroyw
On entering Greenfield pass the large Business Park on the right and look out for a Public House called the Queen's Head, turn right off the A548 along Dock Road which takes you to Greenfield Dock (a small harbour). Here you can park your car and walk along the sea embankment in either direction on the Wales Coastal Path. On the other side of the A548 is a car park for the Greenfield Valley Country Park and Visitor Centre. Here there is a good walk through woods and small reservoirs past an old abbey up towards Holywell.
Further on the A548 you come across a strange sight of a ship looming across the landscape. This is the Duke of Lancaster 'Fun Ship' long since closed down and now slowly rusting. The ship is docked in another small harbour where again there are walks in either direction along the estuary. Park your car at the Abakhan fabrics car park. Half a mile further on there is a small track on the right where you can take your car up to the sea embankment, although any car parking space may be taken up by the local fishermen!
Passing by Mostyn Docks you reach Ffynnongroyw. Here both the road and railway pass right next to the shore. It is best to park in a layby a couple of hundred yards before you reach the footbridge which crosses over the railway. This footbridge offers both a way to the foreshore and a good vantage point to observe the estuary and birds, there is a good mud flat here at low tide. Just across the road from the footbridge take Garth Lane forking off to the left. This is a lane taking you to an old mill where there is limited parking. Beyond is Garth Wood, a marvellous place in the spring with good walks along the streams and woods.
The nearest railway stations are at Flint and Prestatyn with a bus service between.
Map Refs. The Duke of Lancaster SJ177794, Ffynnongroyw footbridge SJ142820.