Before Your Visit

To get the most out of your visit please read this advice and safety information

 
We are not officially open as yet as we are completing final conditions of our planning permission before first use.   However, you can still access the site (see below). 
 
Access:  Access to the site is only permitted through the main entrance on Fagl Lane. If you are parking in front of our main gates please make sure that there is always enough space for the team use the gates to access the site.
 
Current Site use:  Dogs must be under control at all times.  Any dog that is aggressive or prone to biting must not be allowed off-leash.  Please pick up any dog faeces, ideally using a bio-degradable bag and take it home or dispose of in a county provided dog bin.  Do not leave it hanging from a tree or thrown in a hedge.  Alternatively, we also allow the Forestry Commission's view of “Stick and Flick”  to keep paths and pedestrian areas so that it is not walked in.
 
Walking and wildlife:   This is a very beautiful place to walk and we very much appreciate your support in keeping it tidy.  Please take all litter home with you and obey information signs restricting access to various ecologically sensitive at certain times of the year.  Please do not approach our swans or disturb nests.  
 
The lake:  The lake is a deep aquifer filled body of water that has various depths from 9 meters to 20 metres.  The lakesides are mostly steep into deep water so please do not stand close to the edges.   Swimming, boating or fishing is not allowed by unauthorised people. Do not put pollutants into the lake at any time. There are life-saving rings situated on all four sides of the lake for emergency use.  DO NOT TAMPER WITH LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT. 
 
How To find us:
Located on the edge of the villages of Hope and Caergwrle in a former sand and gravel quarry.  The main entrance is on Fagl lane, Hope LL129HB.   The site is very close to Hope Railway station on the Wrexham to Bidston line.   Several bus routes stop near the site from Wrexham and Mold and Chester

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What’s going on at the Park?

Closed till spring 2021
The park has been flat out all year supported by the most amazing committed volunteers and supporters so that we could remain open
Supporting our NHS, Key workers and community through Covid-19 crisis.
Our huge and grateful thanks.
The park is finally starting its transformation from quarry to something very special and much more than just a country park. We are becoming a landscape, last seen by our ancestors. A huge uplift in our ecology, flora and fauna, a broader ecological base to support more diversity of species and vegetation, a place for our mind, soul and body to relax and enjoy, all long planned for.
This is going to require a lot of work and effort by our team with the complete closure of the park till the core work is complete and no public access. This will take at least till spring 2021.
We would greatly appreciate your co-operation and support.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported our progress over the, too many years, taken to get to this point.
Our directors past and present, all those monthly Donors, financial supporters, corporate sponsors and supporters. Those who have who been behind the park, the vision and the work, the future legacy.
The future park is going to be amazing. We are all very very excited for work to begin. But not as excited as we are to once again open the gates and reveal the vision to reality.
“What we do in life echoes in eternity”.