DENBIGHSHIRE Countryside Service have announced the re-opening of country parks across the county.

Today (Monday, July 6) both Loggerheads and Moel Famau country parks have re-opened, as have Llantysilio Green/ Horseshoe Falls in the Dee Valley. Car parks at these locations have also been opened.

Councillor Tony Thomas, Cabinet Lead Member for Housing and Communities, said: “We are pleased to be re-opening our country parks once more after a significant period of closure. It was a difficult decision to make, but we needed to follow strict Welsh Government restrictions and the closure of country parks was essential.

“All communities have needed to make big sacrifices to help in the fight against covid-19 and for us that meant closing our popular sites.

“We would like to thank people for their patience and understanding. The majority of people have followed the restrictions and have stayed away from our scenic sites. Our stunning countryside in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is there to be enjoyed and we have recognised and felt people’s frustration at not being able to visit the places they love.

“We would ask people thinking of visiting over the next few weeks to please plan ahead and bear in mind that not all facilities will be open – some visitor centres and some businesses remain closed for the time being until restrictions are further lifted.

“We will manage the sites as carefully as possible, as restrictions on social distancing remain in Wales. We would respectfully ask that people continue to keep Wales and Denbighshire safe by adhering to social distancing measures and to follow any local restrictions or guidance issued by our teams working at the sites.

“We will be monitoring the position carefully and would like to thank people in advance for their respect to our countryside and communities, to the safety of staff and other members of the public”.