3.3 of 5 (12 votes)

Chirk & River Ceiriog

A leisurely walk (canal) in Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych), Wales, about 9.03km (5.61 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 69m (226ft)
Loss 60m (196ft)
Max. Elevation 160m (524ft)
Elevation (total) 129m (422ft)
Start & End
Distance 9.03km
Duration ~2:15
1Created by driver 16 on 02 Nov 2010
This walk is number 12 in Pathfinder Guide 32, 'North Wales, Snowdon & Offa's Dyke Walk', published by Jarrold.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid SJ284378
View of viaduct and aquaduct About 0.41 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SJ286374
Using the tow path, cross the aquaduct.
Maelor Way About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid SJ287371
Follow this to Pontfaen (old stone bridge).
Pontfaen About 0.74 km (~0.46 miles) from
OS Grid SJ279370
Cross the road and find the entrance into the wood (signposted).
Back at the aquaduct About 0.80 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SJ287374
Enter the tunnel; it's 421 metres long, so take a good torch!!
Exit the canal tunnel About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
OS Grid SJ285378
Stay on the towpath until it runs parallel to the railway and you can see Chirk Marina.
Road brige over canal About 2.86 km (~1.78 miles) from
OS Grid SJ286407
Cross to the marina (refreshments available).
Golf Club About 0.54 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid SJ285401
Exit and turn left to follow the road.
Crossroads About 1.69 km (~1.05 miles) from
OS Grid SJ275387
Turn left; do not go to the castle on the first day - there's too much to see and do after a long walk.
Ornate Castle Gates About 1.18 km (~0.73 miles) from
OS Grid SJ281377
Pedestrian access to the castle is just a little to the right, across fields occupied by sheep and cattle (well wayposted); but leave this until the second day.

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