Point of Ayr circular walk, Flintshire

Children can get close to nature on this walk (partly buggie and wheelchair friendly) with nearby toilets and a cafè

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Start and Finish

Pay and display car park at the bottom of Station road, next to the Lighthouse Pub. The Point charges for parking within the Pub. Further parking Pay & Display Car parks at the end of Gamfa Wen road behind the Community centre.


2.5 miles or 4 km

Along the way  

At the end of Station road go up onto the embankment.  Take the path to the right which is clearly signed with Orange way markers ‘Point of Ayr Circular’.  The path is straight, wide with a gravel surface to start.  There are information panels, picnic benches and sculptures on the path. 

After 0.6 of a mile the gravel ends and tarmac path starts with bird spotting opportunities at the RSPB bird hide, estuary views and industrial landmarks. 

Leave the colliery and go through the A frame barrier, following the orange way markers turn right onto a grass track adjacent to the railway line until way markers are picked up at the road.  Cross the roundabout and pass ‘Danger Point Centre’.  The route back to the car park is along Station road.

Walk Highlights

Gruff Owen, Wales Coast Path Officer highlights:
"A family friendly walk that’s great for buggies and somewhere where the kids can explore and get close to nature".

Need to know

  • This is ideal for families and the first half of the walk would accommodate buggies and wheelchair users, once the grass track is met an alternative is to turn back the way you came (it’s the prettiest route back).
  • Point of Ayr lighthouse is a local landmark and be seen nearby from the Wales Cost Path.  It makes a great photo shoot location when the tide is out.
  • Check Traveline Cymru website for bus timetables to and from Station Road in Talacre.
  • Download the North East Wales Digital Trail app for more information about where to go and what to do in North East Wales. 

Itinerary and Map    

Download the Point of Ayr circular walk itinerary (PDF) and a route map (JPEG)

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