Bettisfield Colliery

The Flintshire coalfield in North Wales was a source of steam coal and house coal for hundreds of years.
The village of Bagillt has been the location of at least 11 pits at various times. The largest was Bettisfield Colliery.
Bettisfield Colliery opened in the 1870s and closed in 1933, a victim of strikes and the depression.
Even today, there are some substantial remains at Bettisfield.
Join me as we discover the story of the colliery and explore this once important industrial site which is now being firmly reclaimed by nature.
Discover exhilerating views from the spoil heap which now lies on the Wales Coast Path.
Find out what a dragon is looking at.
Find out about the sundial memorial which was unveiled by Lady Hanmer and how she is connected with the site.

Useful Information

Location Bagillt CH6 6HE
Nearest Bus Stop Coach House
Nearest Railway Station Flint is a short bus ride away
Nearest Car Parking CH6 6HE Beware, the access to the car parking is through a very low tunnel and is NOT suitable for vans, motor homes or even tall cars!
Opening Times Always Open
Notes There are no facilities at all on site but the village of Bagillt is only a 5 minute walk away.