Walking: There are plenty of routes with scenic and historical interest for the casual or serious walker. Tree Tops overlooks Hope mountain which is 400 feet higher at 1000 feet, from the country park at the top you can see beyond the Cheshire plain to the East and the Clwydian range with Moel Fammau, its peak, to the West. A comfortable walk would be from Tree Tops through the edge of Llanfynydd up the slope of the mountain and along the country park. The road through the village of llanfynydd was built on top of Offa’s Dyke which can be reached by road or public footpath. Evidence of the accommodation site for the border guards can be seen opposite Tree Tops (there is only the earth banking left but with a little imagination you can visualise a wooden surround with a roof on it). For a longer walk a good one would be up over yhe hill to the South of Tree Tops and into the Nant y Ffrith valley.

Horse riding: There is a riding centre in Pontblyddyn, 3 miles away.

Golf: There are approximately fifteen golf courses in a range of fifteen miles, please ask for telephone numbers to check on green fees.

Birdwatching: Tree Tops is a haven for birds and birdwatchers as there is unspoilt woodland to attract them, over 100 species hav e been recorded.

Mountain biking: There is a well renowned mountain bike centre at Llandegla which is approximately six miles away and could be a comfortable ride by bicycle, we have facilities for cycle washing and lock up. See www.coedllandegla.com

Places to visit: Chester, only 20 minutes away – for those who wish to enjoy the delights of shopping especially from the Elizabethan rows of this fantastic Roman city and walk the intact Roman walls. Chester Zoo is a terrific day out too. Llangollen (approximately 25 minutes away down the magnificent horse shoe pass) is a town with something for everyone, four major forms of transport come together e.g. the the river, the canal with its trips to Thomas Telford’s famous aqueduct at Froncysysllte constructed 1795, 126 feet above the river Dee, 1000 feet long with 19 arches 45 feet ech made of cast iron. the Dr Who exhibition, the narrow gauge railway with its special Thomas the Tank events and the renowned international eisteddfod held early July. Snowdonia – for the tourist a 45 minute drive where you may enjoy the scenery or scale the highest peak in England & Wales, a call in at Bettws y Coed and the Italianate village at Portmeirion could be made the same day. Near Snowdonia are the slate mines of Blaenau Ffestiniog where you can ride underground to see this major piece of Welsh industrial heritage would be a good day out combined with an organised trip to see the underground power station at Llanberis. Llandudno, Conwy, and Bodnant garden are only 45 minutes away using the A55 expressway. Jodrell Bank with its famous radio telescope and centre is less than an hour away. Albert Dock, Liverpool approx 30 minutes away from Tree Tops is a completely different day out with its restored buildings, art gallery, Beatles exhibition etc., a ferry across the Mersey from Birkenhead would be a good introduction to this splendid port (Gerry and the Pacemakers will serenade you as you sail across!) Castles at Chirk (15 minutes away), Conwy and Caernarvon (50 minutes away) could give ideas of how North Wales was fortified over 700 years ago. There are several National Trust properties close to Llanfynydd, Erddig (15 minutes away) is a stately home with an accent on how the staff lived and worked. This area of Flintshire abounds in excellent inns and restaurants, the Cross Keys in Llanfynydd is a 16th century inn is one of the places to try. Just a few of the ways that a holiday at Tree Tops may be enjoyed!

Tree Tops, Llanfynydd, Nr Wrexham, North Wales, LL11 5HR. Tel: 01352 770648. e mail: treetopuk@aol.com