Walk Around Wrexham
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.
PostcodeLL13 7RF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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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 Valley Walk - This is a circular cycling or walking trail through the countryside around Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog near Wrexham.
- 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.
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Visit the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain and enjoy waterside walking along the Llangollen Canal on this lovely walk in Denbighshire
- Nant-y-Ffrith - This walk in Wrexham County visits a lovely wooded valley with streams, caves and waterfalls.
- Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog - This pretty village is located in a wonderful rural spot in the beautiful Upper Ceiriog Valley near Wrexham
- Glyn Ceiriog - This delightful riverside village is a great base for exploring the beautiful Ceiriog Valley in north-east Wales.
- Nant Mill and Bersham Waterfall - This walk follows a section of the Clywedog Trail from Nant Mill to Bersham near Wrexham.
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.
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. Near here you'll find Nant-y-Ffrith where there's a splendid wooded gorge with streams, caves and a significant waterfall.
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 of Saint Giles. It is traditionally regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales.
To the east there's the interesting village of Farndon. The village includes a noteworthy medieval bridge which spans the River Dee, connecting England to Holt in Wales. The Bishop Bennet Way and the Marches Way run past the settlement.