Chirk Castle & Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

A delightful walk steeped in historical sites, that takes in the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (designed by Thomas Telford in 1795 and the highest canal aqueduct in the world), the picturesque Llangollen canal, the enchanting Chirk Castle and the popular Offa’s Dyke path.

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14 May 2023

No dogs allowed

Starting in Trevor we begin by crossing the aqueduct to then walk some distance along the Llangollen Canal. By Chirk Station we leave the canal to take a back route into Chirk Castle passing the ornate white entrance gates on our way. Having passed by the castle and on through the grounds the walk continues along Offa’s Dyke path. We leave the path to briefly climb towards Pen-Y- Graig before finally descending into Froncysllte and back to Trevor passing over an old bridge with a magnificent view of the aqueduct far above us.

Terrain:
Good paths throughout. Canal tow path, clear paths across fields and country lanes.
Map/Area:
OL256 Wrexham & Llangollen
Starting Point:
Public carpark next to canal basin at Trevor. Postcode LL14 3NP GR SJ272422
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Walk Starts:
9:30
Walk Finishes:
15:00
Distance:
13.0km
Ascent:
266m
Highest Point:
214m Fron Uchaf

Safety

Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.