Wrexham Walking Festival

Wrexham, Wales
From June 3 to
June 11, 2023
9 days
/ 20 routes
Difficult Levels: Hard, Moderate, Easy
Walkabout Wrexham

FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Wrexham Walking Festival

2022 PROGRAM

Saturday 4th June

Walk 1

About 11.7 miles (18.70 km), 850 m (2800 ft) of ascent (Hard, for fit walkers only)
An approximately 6.5 hour walk from the car park in Llandrillo (LL21 0TG Grid Ref SJ
035372 ///occur.sits.traps) up to the peaks of Cadair Bronwen and Cadair Berwyn.
Meet at 9.00 for a 9.15 start. No dogs please. Bill, Roz and Dennis leading.

Walk 2

About 5.9 miles (9.5 km), 395 m (1300ft) of ascent (Moderate/Harder)
An approximately 3 hour circular walk from Brymbo along footpaths and roads through woods, fields and local villages. Meet at 9.45 for a 10.00 start in the car park at the Enterprise Centre in Blast Road, Brymbo (LL11 5BT Grid Ref SJ 294537
///spilled.completed.quietest). No dogs please. Pat W and John I leading.

Sunday 5th June

Walk 1 (All day walk)

About 19.2 miles (31 km), 930 m (3050 ft) of ascent (Hard, for fit walkers only)
This linear walk will take approximately 8.5 hours (7.5 hours walking at a moderate pace and 1 hour for stops) from Bwlch Penbarras near Moel Famau (CH7 5SH Grid
Ref SJ 161606 ///pianist.also.pens) via Llandegla to Llangollen. It’s mostly along Offa’s Dyke path then on the permissive path above Eglwyseg and the Panorama.
There is free transport from King Street Bus Station in Wrexham to the start, meeting at 8:00 for an 8:15 departure. Return from Llangollen by public transport.
2 No dogs please. Osian, Claudine, Dermot and Paul leading. Please register for this walk beforehand by June 1st with billstephens@billstephens.force9.co.uk.

Walk 2 (Afternoon walk)

About 4 miles (6.50 km), 185 m (610 ft) of ascent (Moderate)
An approximately 2.5 hour walk round Minera Quarry, one of the newest nature reserves in North Wales, to see the orchids and other wild flowers. Meet at 13.45 for a 14.00 start in the car park down Maes-Y-Ffynnon Road at the quarry (LL11 3DE Grid Ref SJ 258520 ///shunted.typically.toolbar). No dogs please. John I, Jenny R and Alwyn leading.

Monday 6th June

Walk 1

About 8.3 miles (13.30 km), 540 m (1770 ft) of ascent (Hard)
An approximately 4 hour linear bus walk from Glyndyfrdwy to Llangollen via Vivod mountain. Meet in King Street Bus Station in Wrexham (Stand 5) at 8.45 am to catch the 9.00 Barmouth bus. No dogs please. Roy, Alwyn and John W leading.

Walk 2 (Evening Walk)

About 5.7 miles (9.10 km), 475 m (1560 ft) of ascent (Hard)
An approximately 3 hour circular walk from Llantysilio Green up to the quarries on the Horseshoe Pass. Meet at 17.45 for an 18.00 start in the (Pay and Display) car park (LL20 8BT Grid Ref SJ 198433 ///best.middle.fatigued). No dogs please. Chris and John I leading.

Tuesday 7th June

Walk 1

About 7.5 miles (12 km), 750 m (2460 ft) of ascent (Hard)
An approximately 4 hour walk from Llantysilio Green up to Moel Gamelin and Moel Morfydd then returning via the Dee Valley Way. Meet at 9.15 for a 9.30 start in the (Pay and Display) car park (LL20 8BT Grid Ref SJ 198433 ///best.middle.fatigued).
No dogs please. John W and Claudine leading.
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Walk 2

About 5 miles (8 km), 200 m (666 ft) of ascent (Moderate)
An approximately 3 hour walk with some steps and inclines from the Moss Valley near Gwersyllt, north of Wrexham. Meet at 9.45 for a 10.00 start in the car park by the playground on Poolmouth Road (LL11 6HT Grid Ref SJ 312523 ///topic.afford.strict). No dogs please. John I and Pat W leading.

Wednesday 8th June

Walk 1

About 4.5 miles (7 km), 330 m (1080 ft) of ascent (Hard)
An approximately 2.5 hour circular walk along the Clwydian Way from The Grouse Inn, Carrog (LL21 9AT Grid Ref SJ 115438 ///calendars.survey.plugged) with the option of lunch afterwards. Meet at 9.45 for a 10.00 start. No dogs please. Bill and Jenny C leading.

Walk 2

About 2 miles (3 km) (Easier)
An approximately 1 hour gentler walk around Coedpoeth. Meet at 10.45 for an 11.00 start in the car park at Plas Pentwyn Community Centre in Castle Road, Coedpoeth (LL11 3NU Grid Ref SJ 286513 ///evenings.motoring.sour). An easy walk, suitable for people with health concerns or those wanting to start exercising again! Pat M and Rachel leading.

Walk 3 (Evening Walk)

About 5 miles (8 km), 140 m (460 ft) of ascent (Moderate)
An approximately 2.5 hour circular walk with about 6 stiles along lanes, through woodland and across the fields around Ruabon. Meet 17.45 for an 18.00 start in the small car park on the B5907 (Park Street) in front of St Mary’s Primary School and around the corner from the Wynnstay Arms (LL14 6LE Grid Ref SJ 304437 ///bracelet.finishers.bulk). No dogs please. Claudine and Hazel leading.
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Thursday 9th June

Walk 1

8.25 miles (13.2 km), 500 m (1640 ft) of ascent (Hard)
An approximately 4.5 hour walk from Glyndyfrdwy to Moel Fferna. Meet at 9.15 for a 9.30 start in the large lay-by on the right of the A5, 5 miles west of Llangollen and just before you enter Glyndyfrdwy (LL21 9HT Grid Ref SJ 154426 ///roofer.shadow.spearhead). No dogs please. Dermot, Pat W and Paul leading.

Walk 2

About 4 miles (6.3 km), 143 m (470 ft) of ascent (Moderate)
An approximately 2.5-3 hour circular walk from Cefn-y-bedd to Caergwrle with the option of lunch afterwards. Meet at 9.45 for a 10.00 start in the car park behind The Holly Bush, Llay Road, Cefn-y-bedd (LL12 9UD Grid Ref SJ 312561 ///engraving.ghosts.cutaway). No dogs please. Hazel, Alwyn and Lesley leading.

Friday 10th June

Walk 1

About 5.9 miles (9.4 km), 430 m (1400 ft) of ascent (Hard)
An approximately 3 hour circular walk from Pontricket along the route Henry II took after the battle of Crogen in 1165. Meet at 9.45 for a 10.00 start in the large lay-by on the right of the B4500 about 0.5 miles before Tregeiriog (LL20 7HT Grid Ref SJ 186344 ///sideburns.pepper.memo). No dogs please. Marian and Jan leading.

Walk 2 (Afternoon Walk)

About 4 miles (6.5 km) (Easier)
An approximately 2 hour walk in and around Erddig Country Park. Meet at 13.15 for a 13.30 start in the large car park opposite Booker Wholesale at Felin Puleston on Ruabon Road, Wrexham (LL13 7RF Grid Ref SJ 325494 ///explain.pinks.lawfully).
No dogs please. Jenny R and Lesley leading.
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Saturday 11th June

Walk 1

About 13 miles (21 km), 645 m (2120 ft) of ascent (Hard, for fit walkers only)
An approximately 6.5 hour circular walk from Minera Lead Mines to Llandegla Forest, World’s End and Ruabon Mountain. Meet at 9.15 for a 9.30 start in the car park at Minera Lead Mines on the B5426 (LL11 3DU Grid Ref SJ 276510 ///overpaid.kilts.code). No dogs please. Dermot, Dennis and Andy leading.

Walk 2

About 5.5 miles (9 km) (Moderate)
An approximately 3 hour linear walk down the beautiful Clywedog Valley Trail from Minera Lead Mines through Nant Mill, Bersham and Erddig Country Park to King’s Mills, Wrexham, for a pub lunch afterwards. Meet at 9.45 for a 10.00 departure in the car park of the Kingsmill Pub on Kingsmill Road, Wrexham (LL13 0NS Grid Ref SJ 345492 ///oasis.gifted.nerves) to catch the free coach to the start of the walk.
No dogs please. Roger and Hazel leading. Please register for this walk beforehand by June 5th at walkaboutwrexham@outlook.com.

Sunday 12th June

Walk 1

10 miles (16 km), 850 m (2790 ft) of ascent (Hard, for fit walkers only)
An approximately 6.5 hour circular walk from Llantysilio Green over Velvet Hill and along the Clwydian Way up to the Ponderosa on the Horseshoe Pass, then on to Moel y Faen and Moel Gamelin. Meet at 9.15 for a 9.30 start in the (Pay and Display) car park at Llantysilio Green (LL20 8BT Grid Ref SJ 198433 ///best.middle.fatigued). No dogs please. Chris, Marian and Jan leading.

Walk 2 (Afternoon walk)

About 5 miles (8 km), 180 m (600 ft) of ascent (Moderate)
An approximately 3 hour circular walk from Coedpoeth to Nant Mill through Plas Power woods. Meet at 13.45 for a 14.00 start in the public car park off the High treet in the village behind Perfect Image Hairdressing and opposite Victoria Road  and Rowlands Pharmacy (LL11 7RY Grid Ref SJ 284512 ///essays.incensed.reclined).
Pat M and Rachel leading.

Walk 3 (Evening Walk)

5.25 miles (8.4 km), 60 m (200 ft) of ascent (Easier)
A circular walk over the fields around Overton village, meeting at 16.45 for a 17.00 start in the car park on Church Road (B5069) in Overton (LL13 0EN Grid Ref SJ 373418 ///sunbeam.grape.polices). No dogs please. Hazel and Jenny R leading.

Wrexham, Wales

BASIC INFORMATION

Wrexham Walking Festival

All the walks are graded.
• Harder walks are at least 6 miles in length, will cross rough ground, go over stiles and often include many inclines (some steep) so require walkers to have a good level of fitness.
• Moderate walks are shorter, may cross rough ground, will include some inclines and may go over stiles.

All the walks will be led by trained volunteer walk leaders.

Walkers will need to wear suitable boots and clothing and should bring food and drinks for the longer walks.

As many of the routes cross fields containing sheep or other grazing livestock, dogs are not permitted on the walks.