Total steps: 12
Total steps: 12
Chirk Castle car park. Grid reference: SJ267384
Leave the car park and go up the hill towards the castle.
Go straight on, past a road off to your right.
Follow the footpath to the right, signposted to the woodland walk.
The bird hide is on your right, have a look inside to see what you can spot through the trees.
Bear left where the track forks.
The gate ahead leads into the Deershed Wood. Either continue straight through and skip to point 8, or take the path down to your right to see the veteran sweet chestnut tree.
About halfway along the path on your left you'll see the sweet chestnut tree. Retrace your steps back to the gate.
Go through the gate into Deershed Wood. Take the path directly ahead through the trees and up the slope. Look out for a small path on your right.
At the end of this path you'll find the plinth where the statue of Hercules used to stand, overlooking the Davies Gates at the estate exit. After finding the plinth, head back to the main path and follow it along through Deershed Wood.
Go through the gate directly ahead, leaving Deershed Wood, and continue straight on across the field following the blue arrow markers.
When you reach the corner of the field, go through the kissing gate and turn left.
Continue straight along the field following the blue arrow markers up a shallow climb. Eventually you will be walking on the estate ha-ha, with the Pleasure Ground Wood on your left. Continue until you reach a gate by the driveway up to the castle on your left. To complete your walk go straight ahead to return to the car park.
Chirk Castle car park
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