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Visitors with Chirk Castle in the distance, Wales
View of the castle on the Chirk estate | © National Trust Images / Paul Harris

The Old Golf walk at Chirk Castle

This moderate 1.2-mile walk takes you up onto an area known as the Old Golf, with a memorable view of the castle halfway around as well as the Cheshire and Shropshire plains.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Chirk Castle car park. Grid ref: SJ267384

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Chirk Castle estate and castle as seen from Tyn-y-Groes, Wrexham
Chirk Castle estate, Wrexham | © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Step 5

On your left you will come to a gate. Go through it, and follow the red marker arrows through the field back down towards Home Farm.

Step 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 it is the estate's old 'ice lake', where ice blocks would be cut for the house. 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 point

Chirk Castle car park. Grid ref: SJ267384

Trail map

The Old Golf Walk at Chirk Castle map
The Old Golf Walk at Chirk Castle map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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