Erddig Clywedog riverside walk

Walking trail

Enjoy a short circular walk taking you round the green waymarker route on the 1,200-acre estate with an array of natural and archaeological features. Take in Erddig’s famous 18th Century water feature the ‘Cup and Saucer’ designed by William Emes and follow the Clywedog river along the bottom of Wat’s Dyke and Court Wood into the historic village of Felin Puleston.

See the Cup and Saucer waterfall designed by William Emes

Map

Erddig orange Big Wood walk

Start:

Erddig car park

1

Begin at the dovecote and head down the main drive, past the no parking area and cut through the small woodland past the Coachman’s tea room.

Erddig dovecote on an autumn morning

2

Go past the white gates on your right and head down the steep tarmac hill around the west front of the house.

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A family and their dogs enjoying a parkland walk

3

Head through the wooden kissing gate and if you’d like to see the unique 18th-Century water feature, known locally as the ‘Cup and Saucer’ walk over the wooden bridge on your left.

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Kissing gate and cattle grid on Erddig's parkland

4

Retrace your steps back to the stone footpath, continuing over a stone bridge and along through the parkland.

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Discover beautiful wildlife on a walk at Erddig

5

Follow the footpath, curving right and over a second stone bridge which then veers left across the grassed area to another kissing gate into Court Wood. Here is the point where the Black Brook meets the Clywedog River.

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Play a game of pooh sticks down the river

6

Continue through the woodland, which runs parallel with the Clywedog River.

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Toddlers hug each other in the woodland

7

In spring time, Court Wood has a spectacular array of English bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), as well as being a good habitat for small birds and mammals.

A child stands in woodland with a carpet of bluebells behind

8

Continue along the narrow path through the woodland until reaching the Felin Industrial Estate and follow the path round to the left.

Young volunteers mulching soil around apple trees in the orchard at Felin Puleston

9

Go through the kissing gate and over the bridge on your left into Felin Puleston car park.

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Erddig Young Conservation Club

10

At the cottage turn left and through the kissing gate, continuing along the stone footpath to follow the course of the Clywedog River.

The community eco garden at Felin Puleston countryside centre in bloom

11

Continue through two further kissing gates and re-join the original path by the stone bridge.

Discover beautiful wildlife on a walk at Erddig

End:

Erddig car park

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Erddig Clywedog riverside walk

Terrain

A mixture of woodland, footpaths and a steep slope with good views of the pleasure park, glimpses of the house at the start and walk along the flood plain along Black Brook and the Clywedog river. Please keep dogs on leads due to livestock continuously grazing on the estate.
 

Erddig Clywedog riverside walk

How to get here

Address
Erddig car park
By train

Wrexham Central 2½ miles; Wrexham General 3½ miles via Erddig Road and footpath.

By road

Signposted frm A525 on the Whitchurch road; From the A483 exit at junction 3..

Erddig Clywedog riverside walk

Facilities and access

  • Toilets are available in the Midden Yard and in Wolf's Den natural play area at the property
  • Tea garden and restaurant on site, please check opening times
  • Second-hand bookshop and gift shop on site
  • Free parking and EV charging point
  • Dogs welcome on leads throughout the 1,200-acre parkland
  • Sorry dogs not allowed in the Grade I-listed house and garden, but welcome through the tea garden and to the Midden Yard.