Esclusham Mountain

This is a walk over varied terrain with fine views over North Wales, Cheshire and beyond. Our route’s ascent is mainly in the first half of the walk, with fairly consistent gradients.


16 October 2022

No dogs


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.

We start out SW from Nant Mill, climbing fields, leaving the wooded Clywedog valley. On reaching Fron-Dêg, we continue our climb NW over heather-clad grouse moor, past the remains of an historic lead mine, then head N to the summit of Esclusham Mountain. The route then descends NW down the moor before bending clockwise round a former limestone quarry, and across farms to reach the track leading SE back to the car park, following the track of a disused railway, through the Minera Lead Mines Country Park.

View of The Cloud
Meeting Time:
Meeting Place:
At walk start point
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Highest Point:
456m Esclusham Mountain
Paths over pasture and moorland, a few short rough sections and country park tracks.
OS Explorer 256 Wrexham & Llangollen
Starting Point:
Nant Mill picnic area car park nr. Coedpoeth GR: SJ289501 postcode LL11 3BT £1 coin required for parking or mobile phone and card via JustPark


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment and safety information 

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.