Walking

Walking trail

Chirk Castle woodland walk

Walking trail

This easy woodland walk has spectacular views along the Ceiriog Valley, and a little surprise in the middle.

Enjoy a woodland walk at Chirk Castle

Map

A map of the Woodland Walk at Chirk Castle

Start:

Chirk Castle car park

1

Leave the car park and go up the hill towards the castle.

Enjoy a woodland walk at Chirk Castle

2

Go straight on, past a road off to your right.

Bring family and friends on a winter walk at Chirk Castle

3

Follow the footpath to the right, signposted to the woodland walk.

Go on a woodland walk at Chirk Castle

4

The Bird Hide is on your right, have a look inside to see what you can spot through the trees.

Visit the bird hide on a woodland walk at Chirk Castle

5

Bear left where the track forks.

Follow the footpath through the woodland at Chirk Castle

6

Continue straight on and go through a gate into the Deershed Wood. Take the path directly ahead of you.

7

Go through the trees along the path until you see a slope ahead of you. Climb the slope and look for a path leading a short way to your right, at the end of this path you will find the plinth where the statue of Hercules used to stand, overlooking the Davies Gates at the estate exit.

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The old plinth where the Hercules statue used to stand before being moved to the gardens

8

Retrace your steps down the slope, along the path and back through the gate. Then take a right turn. You will pass a beautiful, old sweet chestnut on your right. Continue until you meet the main driveway at Middle Lodge.

Discover ancient trees on Chirk Castle’s woodland walk

9

Turn right and follow the drive back to Home Farm visitor centre and the car park.

Beat the winter blues and head out on a woodland walk at Chirk Castle

End:

Chirk Castle car park

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Chirk Castle woodland walk

Terrain

Gravelled, earth and tarmac paths. Some exposed roots and uneven surfaces, with mild gradients. Dogs on leads welcome.

Chirk Castle woodland walk

Contact us

Chirk Castle

Chirk

LL145AF

01691 777 701

chirkcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Chirk Castle woodland 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

Chirk Castle woodland walk

Facilities and access

  • Shop
  • Snack Kiosk
  • Toilets