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Chirk and River Ceiriog Circular Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on June 15, 2018    4/5 (1)

Chirk and River Ceiriog Circular Walk

Further Details

Route Summary:

Walk the countryside around Chirk Castle from Chirk, near Wrexham along easy country lanes and paths.

Route Start Location: Chirk

10.85 km 279 m 3 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Easy Moderate Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


In Chirk.



Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking : LL14 5PQ

Free parking in Chirk  town centre – (behind Hand Hotel)

Public Transport:

Train Station at Chirk.

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Chirk and River Ceiriog Circular Walk

The Clwydian and Dee Valley AONB surprisingly extends all the way to Chirk Castle, and this walk takes in the best this area has to offer.  Starting off from the station in Chirk, or the town centre, the route takes you initially to Chirk Castle which you should make time to visit. Chirk Castle was built by Edward 1 in 1295 as part of his Ring of Steel around North Wales, along with Harlech, Caernarfon and Conwy Castles. Unlike those castles, it was maintained and lived in and looks more like a stately home made to look like a castle than an actual genuine medieval castle.

It then returns via the Offa’s Dyke National Trail and the Maelor Way along the Afon Ceiriog back to Chirk.

The Route

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Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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