If you go down in the woods today, you'll be in good company with New Friends in Flintshire, who are off to explore Nercwys Forest for the very first time.
Coed Nercwys Forest is a 322 acre site of conifer woodland which provides an excellent habitat for wildlife – look out for birds such as buzzards, gold crest and coal tits. Nightjars, long eared owls and great crested newts are some of the rare inhabitants
The woodland has many heritage features including a bronze age burial cairn, old farmsteads, mine buildings and quarry workings.
There is also a small lake, Llyn Ochyn, and the Millennium Oak Trees which were planted by Nercwys Community.
The area is relatively flat and there is a good road network which allows access on foot, horseback or bicycle throughout the woodland.
Coed Nercwys is owned by Forestry Commission Wales and managed in partnership with Denbighshire Countryside Service. .