Gwersyllt and the River Alyn Circular Walk
Gwersyllt, Woods, Forts, Rivers and Trees - 4 miles / 2½ hours
- It should be noted that this route may be muddy in places and suitable footwear is recommended. There are also stiles, steep slopes and busy roads to negotiate.
- The route is not suitable for wheelchairs, buggies or small children
- The Visitor Centre at Alyn Waters Country Park offers the visitor the chance to grab a bite to eat, purchase a drink, pop to the toilet, or pick up a leaflet about the Park or the surrounding area. One of the interesting facts you can discover is that the Park contains one of the largest community woodlands in Wales, planted in the early 1990s.
This walk starts at Alyn Waters Country Park, Mold Road, LL11 4AG (grid reference SJ 319, 546) or alternatively if you are a rail user you can start the walk from the railway station in Gwersyllt Village (grid reference SJ 318, 533). Gwersyllt is one of Wrexham’s largest villages, situated about 2 miles North West from the town centre. Gwersyllt grew rapidly due to the coal mining industry in the area. There were several collieries open at one time and the remains of these can still be seen around the area today.
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 a small car park at Alyn Waters Country Park.
Please call traveline cymru on 0800 464 0000, text 84268, or visit www.traveline.info.
Please call National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 for train times to and from Gwersyllt Station. Or visit the website www.nationalrail.co.uk for details.
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 256 covers the area but the extract supplied will be all you need for the walk.
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