As we drift from spooky season into jingle bells, here are five autumnal walks in Wrexham and Flintshire perfect to embrace the changing seasons. 

With areas of outstanding natural beauty at our doorstep North Wales is not short of beautiful, challenging walks for every walker. 

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Here is a list of walks with varying lengths and difficulties;

1. Nercwys Forest Ffordd Cae Newydd, Mold. 

This forest walk has a lot to offer with a range of different paths and routes, plenty of trees and wildlife and even a breath-taking viewpoint. 

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This forest is dog friendly however if dogs are not under control they are advised to be kept on leads. 

Some walks off the main straight path through the forest do require some uphill climbs however these are moderate. 

2. Wepre Park Connah's Quay, Deeside CH5 4HL

160 acres of ancient woodland that is rich in history and wildlife and is a very popular destination for visitors from across the area.

The park offers a variety of landscapes and habitats and well marked trails make this a great place for the whole family to visit.

3. Coedpoeth to Minera Lead Mines walk. 

There is a car park in Coedpoeth, situated just off the A525, opposite the New Inn. 

Embracing history and nature this walk allows you to walk through woodland to the historic Minera Lead Mines. 

This walk is a five-mile loop taking three hours. 

Directions can be found here. 

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4. Alyn Waters. Mold Road, Gwersyllt, Wrexham LL11 4AG 

Alyn Waters is the largest country park in the Wrexham area and boasts a children's play area, forest routes as well as riverside walks. 

The park is split into two with parking at both Gwersyllt and Llay, with the Gwersyllt side offering parking, a visitor centre with café, gift shop and toilets.

This is a moderate walk with a variety of routes and paths.

Dogs are welcome at Alyn Waters but must be kept under control at all times and on a lead within the designated signposted areas.

5. Waun Y Llyn  LL11 5HP

This beautiful mountain top park is situated in Hope, Flintshire. 

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The top offers breath-taking views with Deeside, Chester and even Liverpool visible. 

The circular walk from the car park takes you from the top of the mountain to a small lake and past a cave like section. 

This park is especially enjoyable at either sunrise or sunset, but be careful to head back before it gets dark as the location is extremely rural.