Guided estate walks

Fancy seeing more of what Chirk Castle estate has to offer? Join a guided walk and enjoy the freedom to explore.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

At Chirk Castle we have an estate that covers over 480 acres, with many paths to cover and interesting history to explore.

Our volunteer guided walks are an excellent way to get out on that estate, enjoy the beautiful parkland and learn more about its history.

Walks start at 11am and are generally 1-2 hours long, although this can vary depending on the ability and needs of the group. Please get in touch if you have specific needs.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Chirk Castle

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.60
Child £7.00 £6.30
Family £35.00 £31.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.35
Whole property: off-peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.00 £6.30
Child £3.50 £3.15
Family £17.50 £15.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.35
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.67

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Please note: we offer reduced, off-peak pricing from 3 February to 9 March 2018, and 10 to 25 November 2018 (weekends only), when the State Rooms are not fully open due to conservation work.

The basics

Suitability
Children are very welcome!
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet at the Ranger Hub, which is at Home Farm just past the Ticket Office. If you are unsure please ask at the Ticket Office.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Walks take place on outdoor paths, trails and fields and may involve moderate gradients in places.
Accessibility
Walks may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, if you are unsure please contact us beforehand and we can make arrangements to suit.
Other
Booking for these walks is not necessary, please just turn up on the day. If you have any questions please contact us.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 November 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Available
25 November 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Chirk Castle
Email
chirkcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01691 777701

Upcoming events

Fungal foray, with Debbie Evans

Sun 21 Oct 2018
10:00-13:00
SOLD OUT. Join grassland fungi expert Debbie Evans to explore Chirk Castle's estate and take a look at some of the 19 fascinating species of grassland fungi you can see. Booking essential.

Autumn half-term welly walks

Mon 22 Oct 2018
11:00-11:45
Put your wellies on and get out and about this October half-term. Explore the parkland with an interactive family-friendly walk.

Nordic Walking

Tue 23 Oct 2018
10:00-11:30
Get fit and have fun with weekly volunteer guided Nordic Walking sessions at Chirk Castle.

Pumpkin Carving

Wed 24 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
For some fiendish Hallowe'en fun pop along to Chirk Castle from 24 to 31 October and try your hand at pumpkin carving.

Running for beginners

Sat 27 Oct 2018
09:00-11:00
Give your fitness a boost in the beautiful surroundings of the Chirk Castle estate. A great opportunity to get started with running and meet other people, and who knows? You might be taking part in one of our 10km runs before you know it!

Spooky storytelling, with Andy Harrop-Smith

Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Spooky Halloween stories with our favourite local storyteller Andy Harrop-Smith.