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Dingle and the Darkie Circular Walk

This 4 mile route starts near the Duke of Wellington Public House (grid reference SJ 272 428) and links the new World Heritage Site at Pontcysyllte aqueduct with the surrounding countryside. Walkers who wish to opt for a shorter walk can try out the 1.5 mile route which includes nine new easy-to-use kissing gates.

Nearby houses are largely made up of nineteenth and twentieth-century cottages for workers in the area’s traditional industries of limestone quarrying and brick-making. Although these industries have now disappeared the area has a rich industrial archaeology.

The nearby Trevor Basin is at the north end of the Pontcysyllte aqueduct. Until 1965 the village had a railway station on the Ruabon to the Barmouth line.

The walk takes you through the village, across open farmland, crossing babbling rivers and streams, along through quiet wooded valleys, passing remnants of the area’s varied and diverse history.


There is limited on-street parking near the Duke of Wellington Public House.

Public Transport

Please call traveline cymru on 0800 464 0000, text 84268, or visit www.traveline.info.


Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 256 covers the area but the extract supplied will be all you need for the walk.

Send us your photos!

Email your favourite digital photos taken on this walks – a selection of the best will be used to illustrate this walk page. Your name will be credited to the pictures. People, buildings, landscapes, wildlife – all sorts of images will be considered, as long as they are taken on the walk. Be sure to state on which walk your photos were taken. See disclaimer. Send to rightsofway@wrexham.gov.uk.