GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ty Mawr Country Park

2 miles (3 km)

Enjoy a peaceful riverside walk in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The walk starts at the Pontcycyllte Aqueduct which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site (video below). The Aqueduct carries the Shropshire Union canal high above the Dee Valley and is nicknamed 'the stream in the sky'. It's a beautiful spot and offers fabulous views of the area. The walk then follows the River Dee to Ty Mawr - a 35 acre country park which is also a working farm with donkeys, pigs, goats, llamas and chickens.The river attracts many different birds including herons, kingfishers, swans, ducks and goosanders. Also look out for otters and jumping salmon!
If you would like to continue your walk you could follow the Offa's Dyke Path and the Shropshire Union Canal which run just past the park.

Postcode

LL14 3PE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Ty Mawr Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ty Mawr Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's a nice little cafe on site plus a number of picnic sites if you'd like to bring your own food.

Dog Walking

Your dog will enjoy the walk by the river and will probably bump into other four legged friends on the way.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head west of the park and you can visit the splendid Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which is a World Heritage Site. The circular Trevor to Llangollen Canal Walk also starts from near here. You can follow the canal to nearby Llangollen before returning to Trevor via the Panorama Walk and the Offa's Dyke Path. The route also passes the medieval Castell Dinas Bran where you can enjoy historic ruins and wonderful views over the area.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Dovecote in the Ty Mawr Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1005811

Dovecote in the Ty Mawr Country Park. Railway Bridge can just be seen in background.

Sculpture of Newbridge from Tree trunk - geograph.org.uk - 1005826

Sculpture of Newbridge from Tree trunk. Unknown artist.

Looking over the Llangollen Valley towards the Cefn-Coed Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 1800153

Looking over the Llangollen Valley towards the Cefn-Coed Viaduct

Cefn railway viaduct over river Dee - geograph.org.uk - 36219

Cefn railway viaduct over river Dee

Detail of Newbridge Railway Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 1005822

Detail of Newbridge Railway Viaduct Taken from Ty Mawr Country Park. Bridge is 1508ft long (approx.480m), 147ft high (approx.44m) and has 19 stone/brick arches. Each arch has a span of 60ft (approx.18m). Completed on 14th August 1848.

Llangollen Canal between Pentre and Froncysyllte - geograph.org.uk - 84515

Llangollen Canal between Pentre and Froncysyllte. Wonderful stretch of canal, especially in autumn. This part is located just to the south of the park and makes for a fine extension to the walk.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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