The Old Golf Walk
This moderate 1.2 mile walk takes you up on to an area known as the Old Golf, with a fantastic view of the castle halfway around.
Chirk Castle Car park
Go to the back left of the main car park and through the gate.
Keep the fence on your left and follow the red marker arrows across the field climbing up towards Rose Cottage which is ahead of you at Tyn-y-Groes.
When you reach the fence go through the gate to the road. You are leaving the estate at this point. Be careful of traffic on the road. Turn left and continue along the road for about 30m until you see another red marker arrow and a gate into a field.
Go through the gate and follow the path directly ahead. This is actually the official Offa's Dyke path. Continue straight ahead following the red marker arrows and enjoy the beautiful view of the castle to your left, with the Cheshire and Shropshire plains behind.
On a clear day it is possible to see the Forest of Bowland 70 miles to the north, and the Peak District 65 miles to the East. In the middle distance you can see the Peckforton Hills and Beeston Castle 25 miles away in mid-Cheshire, or the Wrekin near Telford.
On your left you will come to a gate. Go through the gate, and follow the red marker arrows through the field back down towards Home Farm.
Continue down the hill through the field. On your left you will see a patch of trees surrounding an area of water. This is Jericho Wood, and within is the estate's old 'ice-lake', a shallow area of water where blocks of ice would be cut in the winter. They would be stored in the 'ice house' until needed in the kitchens. The ice house at Chirk is located on the right of the exit drive, mainly underground and covered in undergrowth - it is not possible to visit currently. Continue down the field to the gate at the bottom, then follow the path back to the main car park to complete your walk.
Chirk Castle car park
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