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Ruabon Mountain was once famous for being the Grouse shooting capital of North Wales.

Originally woodland covered this landscape, but for centuries it has been managed as heather moor land for shooting game birds.

Today this area is a great wildlife destination.

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Some moors are wild and inhospitable places, but they are also great places to see nature if you're prepared to look carefully.

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  • Moorlands are good places for wildlife watchers because are rich in game birds and heathland plants.

Ruabon Moor - Visitor Guide


Ruabon Moor, near Ruabon, north Wales.


Coed Llandegla Forest - 01978 751656

 LL11 3AA
e-mailCoed Llandegla Forest -
Ordnance Survey:OS ref SJ 227520
Key attractions:

The Ruabon Mountain Black Grouse Hide is based on the edge of Ruabon Moor at the Llandegla Forest Centre. See the RSPB website for more details.

Much of the area's wildlife can be seen from the road and from paths across the moors. Please keep on paths to protect the birds and their sensitive habitat.

Essential kit:Binoculars. Walking shoes.
Nature watching:

Bird watching. Rambling.

Access:Variable terrain.
Getting there:

Follow the signs for Coed Llandegla Forest which is located on the A525, seven miles west of Wrexham. Follow the road towards Minera and World's End.

Opening times:

Year round.

Coed Llandegla Forest - closed Monday, other days 10am-5.30pm.


Free access to moor walks but charge for activities at nearby Coed Llandegla Forest.

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