GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail

62 miles (99 km)

A new walking route running through the pastoral countryside near the Welsh-English border. The trail runs from Llanymynech in Powys to Holywell in Flintshire following Wat's Dyke - a 40-mile earthwork. On the route:
Montgomery Canal - the walk follows the canal from the start at Llanymynech to Maesbury (video below).
Oswestry - the next stage takes you to this interesting town with a Celtic Hill Fort.
Erbistock - you will cross the River Dee at this pretty village.
Wrexham - the walk then heads to the largest town in north Wales, passing the National Trust Property of Erddig Hall just before.
Alyn Waters Country Park - the next stage takes you through this lovely park and the villages of Hope and Caergwrle
Holywell - the finish point for the walk, taking its name from the nearby St Winefride's Holy Well, one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. The walk finishes at Basingwerk Abbey - a 12th century Cistercian monastery.

The walk is waymarked with a green and white disc.

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Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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Canal wharf at Maesbury Marsh

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Dee valley near River Ceiriog

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Erbistock Bridge

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Erddig Hall from the Walled Garden

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Church in Wrexham

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St Winifride's Well - The pool

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Basingwerk Abbey

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