GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chirk Castle Walk

2 miles (4 km)

Explore the gardens an wider estate surrounding this 13th century castle in Wrexham. The estate is a mixture of pasture and woodland and covers 460 acres with a number of well maintained footpaths to follow. The award-winning gardens cover 5.5 acres with lawns, herbaceous borders, rose, shrub and rock gardens, and a wooded pleasure ground. From theterrace overlooking the 18th century ha-ha there are stunning views over the Cheshire and Salop plains.
You can extend your walking in the area by heading east from the castle and trying the Chirk to Llangollen Canal Walk. This passes the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct where you can also pick up the Panorama Walk which will take you up to the lovely World's End.

Chirk Castle Postcode

LL14 5AF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Chirk Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chirk Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The on site courtyard cafe is a lovely place for refreshments after your walk. There's a good range of snacks and meals with some outdoor seating for finer days.

The expansive estate is great for dog walking but it's advised to keep them on leads.

Chirk train station is a short distance from the castle so it's quite easy to come by public transport if you prefer. The station is on theShrewsbury to Chester Line21 miles (34km) north of Shrewsbury. There is an hourly northbound service toHolyheadviaWrexham GeneralandChester. There's also an hourly southbound service toShrewsbury.
In Chirk you can continue your walking by picking up a nice waymarked walking trail along the River Ceiriog. If you follow it west it links up with the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail. You could follow this epic trail north to visit Warren Wood, just to the west of the castle. Head south and it will take you to Selattyn Hill.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

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Chirk Castle

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Beautiful gardens and woods around the castle.

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Ornamental gateway

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Chirk Castle Park. View eastwards from the ha-ha at the bottom of the garden. The steam is coming from the Cadbury factory near Chirk station.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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