Wepre Parc and Castell Ewloe

A wooded river valley, ruined Welsh castle in the woods and a nature reserve.

Green

10 March 2024

3 dogs allowed

From the Notice Board we walk through Wepre wood alongside Wepre brook towards Ewloe castle, passing the waterfall and crossing stone and wooden bridges. Stopping at the foot of the Castell with an opportunity to explore for those interested (additional steps/ascent, optional).

Leaving from the Castell, we continue through the wood and then follow a track to the B road which we walk along towards Northop Hall, eventually picking up a path along an old railway line back towards Wepre Parc, through Broadoak wood nature reserve, where we meander through a housing estate and the gathering grounds, and then roads back into Wepre Parc, where you could explore the gardens, visitor centre and Old Hall Café further

Terrain:
Fairly flat with a mix of paths/tracks, footpaths and some road/streets. Some steps. Possibly muddy and slippery through woods after rain. No stiles
Map/Area:
OS Explorer 266 Wirral and Chester
Starting Point:
Notice board in SE corner of Wepre Parc Car Park, in front of play area. Connahs Quay CH5 4HW GR SJ295684
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Walk Starts:
10:00
Walk Finishes:
12:30
Distance:
7km
Ascent:
89m
Highest Point:
89 m Castell Ewloe

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.