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Ffynnongroyw is on the Welsh side of the Dee Estuary about 20 miles West of Chester close to Mostyn Docks. The coastal area is fairly built up and dominated by the Main Road though this location is itself quiet.
Railway type and traffic
The North Wales Main Line is served by regular trains between Manchester/Crewe, Chester and Llandudno/Holyhead provided by Arriva Trains Wales and Virgin Trains. Usual stock for these trains are classes 158 and 175 with Voyagers. There is a daily ballast working in the mornings from Penmaenmawr quarry and an occasional DRS Nuclear train to/from Valley.
The main road runs parallel to the railway at this location and the railway itself is only separated from the sea by a wall. Either end of the small bay are industrial areas including Mostyn Docks. Ffynnongroyw itself is a small village just off the main road.
Taking the A548 west from Fflint, after passing Mostyn Docks the road returns to a dual-carriageway there is a turning on the left signposted Ffynnongroyw. The footbridge is on the right opposite this road.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Ffynnongroyw map co-ordinates
By turning left then immediately right here you should be able to park on the left on the road leading into the village.
Arriva services 11/11A operate every 30 minutes (2 hourly on Sundays) between Chester, Fflint, Prestatyn and Rhyl and pass the footbridge.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are a few small shops in Ffynnongroyw village.
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The light in a morning favours trains heading towards Chester though you have to take shots from the seaward side of the footbridge and so get the main road in shot. Dinnertime to early afternoon, the direction of trains is the same but with the bay as a background, late afternoon trains from Chester are best.
General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west
Fig 2 - Looking south east
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