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|Pant-yr-Ochain and Gresford|
|Author: Pub Walker, Published: 23 Sep 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 4 mile circular pub walk from the Pant-yr-Ochain in Gresford, Wrexham. The Pant is a picture-postcard manor house with a long sweeping drive and majestic trees, overlooking a small lake surrounded by hills and hollows. The walking route performs a simple loop, following a quiet lane up to the centre of the village and then joining a path through open fields giving lovely views across the surrounding hills. |
The walk has just a few gentle climbs and descents. The paths are generally firm but can get muddy in winter and after prolonged rain. Some of the paths are quite narrow and can be a little overgrown so shorts are not recommended (unless you’re immune to nettles!). Towards the end of the walk, the route crosses a dual carriageway. At some times of day this road can be very busy so, if you have the legs for it, it will be safer to retrace your steps the way you came (making your walk 5.5 miles in total). There are also a couple of sections of road walking so take care of traffic at these points. There is one stile (with a dog-sized gap alongside) on route plus a number of very tight kissing gates – be prepared to breathe in! There was no livestock on route when we walked but the grassy slopes have been used to graze sheep in the past, so take care with dogs. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.
Gresford is located just north of Wrexham. The walk starts and finishes at the Pant-yr-Ochain pub, which is on Old Wrexham Road, south of the village centre. The pub has its own large car park alongside. Approximate post code LL12 8TY.
|Start to Vicarage Lane|
Start point: 53.0735 lat, -2.9781 long
Leave the pub car park, following the entrance lane back to the road, taking a moment to appreciate the scale of the estate that would have originally been attached to the pub when it was a manor house.
|Vicarage Lane to Lake|
Start point: 53.0849 lat, -2.9718 long
Keep ahead passing Gresford Branch Library on the right and then, beyond the village houses, you’ll pass the gated entrance for Trewythen Hall on the left. Continue beyond the national speed limit signs, with a large open field to the right. At the end of this field, turn right down a narrow fenced public footpath.
|Lake to End|
Start point: 53.0717 lat, -2.9658 long
The grass track takes you, via a kissing gate, to a crossroads with a tarmac track. Do NOT take the footpath opposite, instead turn right along the tarmac track which soon narrows to a fenced stone path. The path then widens to become a tarmac path between old hedgerows, the banks of which are riddled with rabbit holes.
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A good walk but a little too many busy roads or public places where the ever omnipotent dog walker lets the dog crap freely with no regard for others
|By Lyndslee on 30 May 2015|
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