581 Greenfield Valley, Holywell

Wat's Dyke was built at Holywell to keep the Welsh in their place. But now the English are flocking in to see the industrial heritage of the Greenfield Valley and the magnificent remains of Basingwerk Abbey.

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LOCATION: Welsh Border, west of Chester
START: Holywell, off A55. Bank Place car park on A5026 in town centre, just before B5121 junction
Grid ref: SJ186760 Postcode: CH8 7PD
DISTANCE: 3 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer - Clwydian Range Landranger 116
NOTE: Greenfield Farm Museum open in season
REFRESHMENTS: Basingwerk café open as museum
EN ROUTE: Abbey Mill Pond

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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