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Explore Wrexham's Country Parks

We’re all looking forward to better days. Whilst we can’t welcome you back to visit us just yet, here’s some information on what Wrexham Country parks have to offer.

Alyn Waters

This is the largest country park in the Wrexham area, taking its name from the River Alyn which runs through the park with a footpath running parallel to the river.

There are many paths and trails across the park area. You can walk through the extensive woodland areas following the river paths or enjoy the open grassland areas. As you walk through the park look for the wildlife inhabiting the park. There are kingfishers, buzzards, kestrels, foxes, adders and grass snakes, smooth newts and a variety of bats to been seen on your journey.

Some of the walks in the parks are calorie mapped and there is a purpose built cycleway which is ideal for an afternoon of exercise and fun for all the family. The younger children can enjoy themselves at the play area within the park and there’s a café for that welcome snack after a busy time enjoying all Alyn Waters has to offer.

  • The park is open daily

  • There is a Visitor centre next to the Café. Both are open from 10.30am to 4.30pm

  • There are toilets with disabled access

  • There is a car park (currently closed)

You can access the Visitor Centre from the Gwersyllt entrance to the park, three miles north of Wrexham off the A541 Mold Road. The Llay entrance is off the B5425 Llay to Wrexham Road.

Ty Mawr Country Park

Ty Mawr Country Park lies on the banks of the River Dee in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The park offers something for all ages. There is a small farm nestling beneath the arches of the Cefn viaduct where children and adults alike can come and meet the donkeys, pigs, sheep and goats. There are chickens and ducks always happy to be fed by our young visitors and you can also see two llamas grazing happily in the pretty wildflower meadows.

Visitors can enjoy the parks circular walk which is calorie mapped to check how many you will burn off during the walk.

There are also longer walks along the riverside with pretty scenery leading to the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, along the Cefn Heritage trail or you can walk part of the Offa’s Dyke national trail.

Ty Mawr has a picnic area with impressive wooden sculptures. Children can enjoy the trim trail, BMX track and playground.

  • There is a Visitor centre, open from Easter to September between 10.30am to 4.30pm, from October to Easter open weekends only.

  • Refreshments are available at the Visitor centre.

  • There are toilets including Disabled facilities

  • There is a car park

To find Ty Mawr Country Park, follow signs from the A5 between the Halton Roundabout and Newbridge turn-off B5605.

Moss Valley Country Park

Nestling between the villages of Gwersyllt and Brynteg, just three miles North of Wrexham, Moss Valley offers beautiful parkland and views. The V shaped area has woodland on both sides with two small lakes and grassland areas. The valley has a rich industrial past as a coalmining area with some of the old railway lines still visible.

Moss Valley was reclaimed in 1973 and transformed into an area now providing peaceful woodland footpaths alongside the lakes and through the oak and beech woodlands. Some of the paths follow the old tramways used at the coalmines. The old industry is now long gone, replaced by an area providing wonderful wildlife areas hidden in the woodland and the lakes attract ducks, moorhens kingfishers, coots and swans.

  • There are some lovely woodland and lakeside walks and also a cycle path.

  • There is a small fenced play area nearby.

  • There are no toilet facilities.

  • The car park is currently closed.

To visit Moss Valley leave the A483 at the Mold turning taking the Summerhill road. Follow the signs for Moss Valley golf course then third left into Poolmouth Road.

We’re waiting to welcome you back to Wrexham when the time is right and it’s safe for you to do so. Before you visit please check Welsh Government guidelines and for now please Stay Safe!

1 Comment

Adam Stephens
Adam Stephens
Oct 29, 2023

I share your passion for US national parks. These natural places are truly amazing and provide us with the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the beauty and diversity of nature. The dream of visiting all the US National Parks which I recently learned about in post is a wonderful goal that will allow you to see and appreciate the unique ecosystems and natural wonders that our country has to offer.

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