GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walk Around Wrexham

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk explores the countryside to the south of Wrexham. On the way you'll enjoy riverside trails and a visit to the National Trust's Erddig Hall and Country Park.
The walk starts at the public car park at Felin Puleston at the south western edge of the town, on the Ruabon Road. From here you can pick up public footpaths heading south and then east around Erdigg Park.The 1,200-acre estate is one of the highlights of the area. It surrounds the historic 18th century Erddig Hall and includes peaceful woodland and pretty gardens.
The trails will then take you east past Marchwiel Hall before turning north to pass Marchwiel Reservoir.
Eventually you come to the old King's Mills where you pick up the Clywedog Trail. This waymarked walking trail will take you west along the river to return you to the car park.

Wrexham Postcode

LL13 7RF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Wrexham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wrexham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Wrexham

  • Erddig Hall and Country Park - Explore the 1,200-acre country park surrounding the 18th century Erddig Hall in Wrexham
  • Clywedog Trail - Enjoy a waterside walk along the River Clywedog on this pleasant route in Wrexham
  • Alyn Waters Country Park - Enjoy peaceful walking and cycling in this lovely country park in the Alyn Valley, Wrexham
  • Chirk Castle - Explore the gardens an wider estate surrounding this 13th century castle in Wrexham
  • Upper Ceiriog Trail - This is a circular cycling or walking trail through the countryside around Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog near Wrexham.The trail takes you on a tour of the beautiful Ceiriog Valley with views of the River Ceiriog and a visit to the village of Pandy
  • Llandegla Forest - This large forest near Wrexham is a fantastic place for walking and cycling
  • Maelor Way - This splendid walk takes you from the Shropshire/Cheshire border into Wales.
    The path starts at Grindley Brook near Whitchurch and heads west to Penley in Wales, passing around the pretty Hanmer Mere on the way
  • Waun-y-llyn Country Park - Climb to the top of Hope Mountain on this walk through Waun-y-llyn Country Park in Hope, Flintshire. The top of the mountain is really beautiful, with a small lake and wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. This circular walk starts from the car park and takes you up to the high point on the mountain. There's great views to Deeside, Chester and Liverpool from this viewpoint.
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Visit the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain and enjoy waterside walking along the Llangollen Canal on this lovely walk in Denbighshire

Wrexham Pubs/Cafes

The Kings Mills pub is located on the route at the north eastern tip. They do very good food and have a nice outdoor area if the weather is good. You can find the pub at a postcode of LL13 0NS.

Wrexham Dog Walking

The area makes for a great dog walk. In Erddig Park there are some areas with livestock so please keep them on a lead here.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking around Wrexham continue west along the Clywedog Trail to visit Nant Mill Country Park. There's nice woodland trails and a visitor centre named after the historic corn mill located at the site. The trail will take you all the way to the Minera Lead Mines and Country Park. The park includes a museum detailing the interesting industrial past of the Clywedog Valley.
Also of interest is the delightful Alyn Waters Country Park, the historic Chirk Castle and the expansive woodland at Llandegla Forest.
Head a few miles south of the town and you can visit another major highlight of the area at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. It's the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain and includes waterside walking along the Llangollen Canal.
In the town a visit to the Grade I listed St Giles' Church is recommended. The 14th century building is 180-feet long, and the largest medieval Parish Church in Wales. It includes a magnificent tower with ornate medieval carvings including those of an arrow and a deer, the attributes ofSaint Giles. It is traditionally regarded as one of theSeven Wonders of Wales.

Photos

Afon Clywedog in Erddig Park - geograph.org.uk - 51774

Afon Clywedog in Erddig Park. The Afon Clywedog flows through the National Trust property by Wrecsam.

Erddig " Cup and Saucer " - geograph.org.uk - 1550049

Erddig " Cup & Saucer " The lower part of the Hydraulic Ram which provided water for the Hall

The Old Rectory near Marchwiel Hall - geograph.org.uk - 65686

The Old Rectory near Marchwiel Hall. Huge house that was a reflection of the stipend of the rector in this parish.

Bryn-y-grog farm and Marchwiel reservoir earthworks - geograph.org.uk - 65655

Bryn-y-grog farm & Marchwiel reservoir earthworks. Bryn-y-grog farm and Hall are now an "Antiques Centre", also in the left of the picture can be seen the earthworks for Marchwiel reservoir.

The Kings Mill Wrecsam - geograph.org.uk - 65631

The Kings Mill Wrecsam

Hafod Wood within Erddig Park near Wrecsam - geograph.org.uk - 65680

Hafod Wood within Erddig Park near Wrecsam. The wood is part of the National Trust Erddig Estate and is "in hand". Work is being carried out within the wood to ensure that the mature trees are slowly replaced with regenerated tree saplings so that the wood will be there for my great Grandchildren.

Bridge over the Clywedog - geograph.org.uk - 1704188

Bridge over the Clywedog. The river crossing to Y Ddol.

Church Street, Wrexham (geograph 3755262)

Church Street, Wrexham

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