Walking

Walking trail

Llwyn y cil walk

Walking trail

Enjoy fabulous views towards the Cheshire and Shropshire plains, walking through this glorious 18th-century designed parkland.

Walk through beautiful parkland from Chirk Castle to Llwyn y cil

Map

Explore the estate parkland on the Llwyn y cil walk

Start:

Chirk Castle car park

1

From the car park go up the hill towards the Castle.

2

Take the left hand fork and follow the winding road round past the entrance to the Castle.

3

The imposing bulk of Chirk Castle is the backdrop to this walk through the old deer park which was enclosed soon after the castle was completed in 1310.

4

Walk on down the hill towards the entrance drive and turn onto the path to your right. Go over the stile (or through the gate) and follow the white topped posts towards the Llwyn y Cil.

5

When you reach the gate you can either go through onto the road, or turn back and retrace your steps back to the castle and car park. If you continue onwards, you can cross the road and then go over a stile and follow a path to Chirk train station, and onwards into Chirk. Alternatively you can turn right and follow the road until you get to the White Davies gates. Continue past the gates and you can follow the exit drive back to the car park.

End:

Chirk Castle car park

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Terrain

Tarmac drives, grass paths across grazed fields, gates and stiles. Dogs on leads welcome.

Llwyn y cil walk

Contact us

Chirk Castle

Chirk

LL145AF

01691 777 701

chirkcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Llwyn y cil walk

How to get here

Address
Chirk Castle car park
By train

Chirk 1.75 miles
(2.8km), see Traveline-Cymru for details

By road

Off Ruabon A5 to Chirk, follow signs to Chirk Castle, postcode LL14 5AF

By foot

Permissive footpaths from Chirk and Offa's Dyke Path open all year round. Entrance and exit drives during the season 1.5 miles (2.4km) to the main car park

By bus

Wrexham to Oswestry route to Chirk 1.5 miles
(2.4km), see Traveline-Cymru for details

By bicycle

Ceiriog Cycle Network, see Sustrans for details

Llwyn y cil walk

Facilities and access

  • Shop
  • Snack kiosk
  • Toilets