Cymraeg / English
Historic Landscape Characterisation
Holywell Common and Halkyn Mountain
The Natural Landscape
Holywell Common and Halkyn Mountain is an elongated plateau of Carboniferous Limestone with chert beds, bounded on the east by millstone grit, which overlooks the coastal strip along the Dee estuary to the north and east, and ranging in height between about 165-290m above Ordnance Datum. The present-day landscape is predominantly one of grassland, with few trees and extensive areas of gorse and bracken.
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