Estate & woodland

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Welcome to the magical estate

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Fun for families

Walking at Chirk Castle © Paul Harris

Walking at Chirk Castle

There are lots of things to see and do on the Chirk Castle estate. The woodland walk has an all-weather surface which is suitable for buggies and pushchairs. Tracker packs and games can be borrowed from the ticket office.

Dog walking

Tigger the dog enjoying a walk © Rachel Coman

Tigger the dog enjoying a walk

Our estate is a very popular place for dog walking and you are welcome to bring your dog all year round. Dog waste bins can be found on the main woodland walk and by the main car park.

Livestock are grazing on the estate year-round so please keep your dog under close control when livestock are nearby.

Magnificent trees

Sweet Chestnut at Chirk Castle © Chirk Castle

Sweet Chestnut at Chirk Castle

Chirk Castle estate is a mixture of pasture and woodland and is 460 acres in size. It is a real haven for wildlife and a beautiful place to explore and spend time.

Most of the trees in our woodlands are broad-leafed trees and 70% of these are oak trees. We also have some amazing and truly unique veteran trees. We're part of the Veteran Tree Initiative, helping to conserve veteran trees.

Fun things to do for free

  • Build an outdoor home  © Murray Sharpe

    Den building

    Get creative and build your own den in our special den building area near the car park.

  • Get peddling at Chirk Castle © National Trust


    Chirk Castle Estate is a great place to explore on your bike.

Wonderful walks

Stroll or cycle along the woodland walk © Toby Ewens

There are plenty of walks across the Chirk Castle Estate from the woodland walk (suitable for pushchairs) to the historic Battle of the Crogen walk.

Monthly walks

Fill your boots and get out in the fresh air © Linda Whiting

Come and explore the estate and local area with our rangers. Walks take place on the last Wednesday of each month.

To find out more please contact us on 01691 777701.

Trails at Chirk Castle, in partnership with Sport Wales

  • 2.8km running trail

    This trail takes place over well maintained paths with a few mild inclines and rough patches. The second half of the trail includes fields which may be muddy.

  • 3.1km running trail

    This trail takes place over well maintained paths with some mild gradients and rough patches.

  • 2km cycle trail

    This trail takes place over easy trail with well maintained and generally paths with a few mild inclines and rough patches.

  • 3.6km cycle trail

     This cycle trail is a there and back route down into Chirk Castle's historic woodland, with a circular trail and Deershed Wood. The paths are well laid and will provide an easy ride for families with some shallow inclines and rough terrain.