The Maelor Way

By Dave Roberts   

on May 26, 2018    4/5 (2)

The Maelor Way

LDP Details

Route Summary: 

A local trail in Wrexham that joins together the Sandstone Trail, South Cheshire Way, Marches Way and the Shropshire Way in the east with Offa’s Dyke National Trail and the Ceiriog Valley Walk in the west.

Where does the Maelor Way  Start and Finish:

Castle Mill near Chirk to Grindley Brook near Whitchurch.

Maelor Way Weather Forecast:

Where is the Maelor Way 

On the Wales/England border, mainly in Wrexham.

How long will it take to walk the Maelor Way 

A fit walker can complete the walk in a day, though it could be enjoyed over a few days.

How Long is the Maelor Way 


How hard is it to complete the Maelor Way ?  

It follows good tracks and bridleways for the distance.

Recommended Maelor Way Maps

Ordnance Survey Explorer 241 Shrewsbury, Wem, Shawbury & Baschurch Map

Maelor Way Highlights:

Unspoilt rural villages and woodlands.

What’s Public Transport Like on the Maelor Way ? 

Few and far between as it travels through rural areas.

Maelor Way Guidebooks:

You have to buy it from Wrexham TIC or use the details on this page to order by phone.

Hills and Places on Maelor Way

The Maelor Way Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

The Maelor Way

The Maelor Way is a walking trail in North East Wales that is largely within the county of Wrexham, but following the border with England for a large distance. It starts at Castle Mill near Chirk, where it joins with both Offa’s Dyke National Trail and the Ceiriog Valley Walk local trail. The Maelor Way continues through Chirk and then along the England/Wales border and the various villages on the way. It starts along the Dyffryn Ceiriog Valley and the Afon Ceiriog and then along the Dee as far as Owrtyn (Overton). It intersects another trail at this point, the Wat’s Dyke Way.

The Maelor Way continues through to Penley, Hamner and Hamner Mere and on to Grindley Brook near Whitchurch.

Maelor Way Information

More information on the Maelor Way trail is available on this page.


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Dave Roberts

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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