The Old Golf Walk

Walking trail

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 estate and castle as seen from Tyn y Groes

Map

Map of the Old Golf Walk at Chirk Castle

Start:

Chirk Castle Car park

1

Go to the back left of the main car park and through the gate.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

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Chirk Castle estate and castle as seen from Tyn y Groes

5

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.

6

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.

End:

Chirk Castle car park

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The Old Golf Walk

Terrain

This walk is mostly through fields that may have livestock in them. Mild to moderate gradient. Might be muddy in places. 

The Old Golf Walk

Contact us

Chirk Castle

Chirk

LL145AF

01691 777 701

chirkcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

The Old Golf 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

The Old Golf Walk

Facilities and access

  • Shop
  • Snack Kiosk
  • Toilets at Home Farm