Chirk

Blue

12 September 2021

No dogs

Covid-19

Do not walk if you are feeling unwell. Carry your own hand sanitiser. In case of an emergency ensure you have with you a face mask and first aid pack.
Inevitably, the route will go through gates and over stiles that other people will have touched. It may have narrow sections that mean you will be passing close to other people.

This circular walk from Chirk railway station taking a northerly direction along Llangollen canal to intersection wth Offa’s Dyke path. Here we leave the tow path and follow the Offa’s Dyke path as it rises slowly in a south westerly direction giving views of Chirk castle.

The path then merges with the Ceiriog trail descending towards Castle Mill where we cross the river Ceiriog and climb up the other side of the Ceiriog valley on the Offa’s Dyke path before turning easterly on the Ceiriog Trail towards Chirk.

We rejoin the canal towpath to cross the river Ceiriog again this time on the Chirk aqueduct continuing through a tunnel back to the start point. ​

view of Chirk Castle
Meeting Time:
09:15
Meeting Place:
At walk start point
Walk Starts:
09:30
Walk Finishes:
16:00
Distance:
15.0km
Duration (incl stops):
6:30
Ascent:
400m
Highest Point:
283m
Terrain:
Tow path, good paths and minor roads.
Map/Area:
Outdoor Leisure 255/6 Llangollen & Berwyn/ Wrexham & Llangollen
Starting Point:
Roadside parking on entrance to Canalwood Industrial Estate, Chirk (first turning on right past station approaching from Chester). Additional parking on Station Rd if required. Grid Ref: SJ284377
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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.

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

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