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Park life

There’s no shortage of open space in Wrexham. In fact, 90% of the county is rural. But that hasn’t stopped us creating a wide range of parks for people to enjoy all year round.

Some have seasonal museums, visitor centres and cafés. Some fly the Green Flag Award for excellence as public green spaces. And some have sprung up from the remnants of our industrial heritage.

Each is unique. With its own programme of events for the entire family. Including kite making, pond dipping and fungal forays (or mushroom hunting to you and me).

Alyn Waters, Gwersyllt

Feel the burn in Wrexham’s biggest country park, with six calorie-counted walks of different gradients and distances. Or you could just look at the sculptures.

Minera Lead Mines

Right at the head of the Clywedog Valley and the perfect place to begin an exploration of one of the busiest rivers of the Industrial Revolution. You can still see the remains of the lead mines – the restored beam engine house, winding engine and boiler houses.

Moss Valley

Coal miners once used the railway lines and tramways that criss-cross this V-shaped valley. Now, as you stroll along the lakes or through the oak and beech woodland, you’ll encounter cyclists, anglers and birdwatchers.

Nant Mill, Coedpoeth

Troubled by mole hills in your carefully manicured lawn? A trip to Nant Mill might make you more understanding. Its giant mole tunnel lets you see things from their point of view. You can watch more wildlife from the bird hide. And even hire ducks – rubber ones – for a duck race.

Ty Mawr, Cefn Mawr

Sheep, donkeys, pigs, rabbits, chickens and lots of other resident animals to look at. Plus a lovely walk alongside the River Dee with dramatic views of the Cefn viaduct.

Bellevue, Wrexham

Restored Edwardian park with lime avenues radiating from the bandstand. In the evening the paths are lit by period lamps. An elegant oasis just a quarter of a mile from the town centre.