Whether you’re a regular rambler or a seasonal stroller, the Maelor Way can offer you enjoyable walking for an hour, a day or more. Centred on the rural southeast corner of Wrexham County Borough, the 24 mile long Maelor Way meanders gently through three counties.
It links six long-distance paths: the Sandstone Trail, South Cheshire Way, Marches Way and the Shropshire Way in the east with Offa’s Dyke National Trail and the Ceiriog Valley Walk in the Wrexham/Shropshire Borderland to the west.
The Maelor Way uses public footpaths, bridleways, quiet lanes and canal towpath to pass from or to Grindley Brook, through unspoiled undulating countryside, to or from Bronygarth in the shadow of Chirk Castle.
If you’re looking for rolling farmland with distant views to the Berwyn Mountains or the Cheshire Plain, steep wooded river valleys, the placid and picturesque Hanmer Mere, little-changed villages and hamlets and even a bit of the Llangollen Canal towpath, the Maelor Way is for you. Many stiles within the county have been repaired or replaced with gates so following the route could not be easier.
Although the Maelor Way passes through sparsely populated rural areas, it passes through, or close to, Bronington, Hanmer, Penley, Overton and Chirk and their general stores and public houses should be able to provide you with refreshments.