Flintshire, v.c. 51

The county of Flintshire

Flintshire  is a small county in the north east corner of Wales. Bounded on the north by coast and the Dee Estuary and to the west by the Clwydian Hills. It has a diverse landscape with, the hills reaching 554 m and down to the lowlands in the east, where it boarders the Cheshire Plains. A range of habitats can be found: dunes, saltmarsh, limestone grasslands, disused lead mines, woodlands, lakes, rivers, moorland and industrial sites. 

Field Meetings in 2016

Please note the below dates for BSBI meetings in Flintshire.  All start at 10.30am and we expect to finish around 4 / 4.30pm. Joining instructions available from Gail Quartly-Bishop.

  • May 7th: Meeting at Rhuddlan SJ07I - general recording. Meet at 10.30am in the car park of Rhuddlan Nature Reserve, just off the A525/A547 roundabout opposite the junction of Station Road with Marsh Lane (SJ020777)
  • June 18th: Meeting at Treuddyn SJ25P - general  botanical recording: riverside pastures, quiet lanes and elm woodland, about 3 miles.  Meet at the village hall car park on Queen Street, Treuddyn at 10.30am (SJ251581).  Bring lunch.
  • July 9th: Meeting at Prestatyn Meadows - to enjoy this special site and update records for interesting species incl Oenanthe fistulosa.
  • August 6th: Meeting at Pen y Ball SJ1775 to look for Euphrasia pseudokerneri, a special eyebright for Flintshire.

County Recorder

>> Emily Meilleur

Please enter records via Cofnod (North Wales Record Centre) web site or email to Emily. 


The rare plant register needs updating and a copy can be obtained by emailing Emily.

The Flora of Flintshire, by Goronwy Wynne, is available from Summerfield Books