Connah’s Quay Access Project

Quay Wetlands is a little-known green space in Connah’s Quay, consisting mainly of willow woodland with sparse oak, ash and hazel trees. Currently, there are a few footpaths and some areas of boardwalk, which provide access throughout the woodland. As the name ‘Quay Wetlands’ suggests, the ground is extremely wet in some places, some of the footpaths are very churned-up and muddy, only really passable with good boots or wellies.

Our project at Quay Wetlands aims to improve access. We are planning to install a new boardwalk well above some of the worst sections of the muddy path.

With the help of our fantastic volunteer group from the Our Back Yard project, we are working on clearing back overgrown sections of bramble and rosebay willowherb. This work is opening up new sections of path to take the pressure off the existing paths and provide alternate routes through the green spaces. We are also clearing the way for the installation of a boardwalk. We hope that by improving the access here, we will enable residents to have an accessible recreational area and allow them to use it as a gateway to get through to the wider countryside.

This work has all been made possible through Landfill Disposal Tax administered by the WCVA. The aim is that people will come and explore the new paths and routes available to them, in a place which deserves to be a well-used and well- known local walkway.