Fron Haul Quarry - North Wales

Fron Haul Quarry - North Wales

Fron Haul sand pit in the valley of the River Wheeler or Afon Chwiler in Flintshire is home to a host of wildlife. The site is owned and operated by Lloyds Quarrys and Sand & Gravel Co.

In 2011, an extension to the quarry meant the loss of a derelict farm building used by roosting bats - lesser horseshoe, brown long eared and pipistrelle species.

A licence was required from the Welsh Assembly Government to demolish the farm building and a replacement bat barn was constructed in early 2012. Monitoring surveys show the new bat barn is already used by bats.