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Nercwys forest

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Nercwys forest
Author: J8sun, Published: 07 Feb 2012 Walk Rating:star1 Nercwys forest Walking Guide star1 Nercwys forest Walking Guide star1 Nercwys forest Walking Guide star1 Nercwys forest Walking Guide star0 Nercwys forest Walking Guide
Flintshire,
Walk Type: Woodland
Nercwys forest
Length: 5 miles,  Difficulty: boot Nercwys forest Walking Guide boot Nercwys forest Walking Guide
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A circular woodland walk of just more than 5 miles in Nercwys Forest in Flintshire. The walk follows woodland tracks and you will have the opportunity to enjoy two viewpoints with superb views across the surrounding area.

The woodland tracks may be muddy after wet weather. There are a few ascents and descents and a couple of gates plus you will need to cross 10 stiles including a couple of ladder stiles. You can avoid the stiles and shorten the walk by excluding the spur section to Bryn Alan. Approximate time 2.5 to 3 hours.

Go to Village Road Eryrys, Denbighshire, CH7 4BX which is the Sun Inn (well-behaved-dog friendly and great place for refreshments after the walk)

Standing with back to the pub looking at the church look left drive along that road. Take 2nd right and follow that road until you come to the parking spot which is the start of the walk. (all this is approx 1 mile from the Sun Inn)

Walk Sections

Start to Viewpoint one
Start to Viewpoint one

Start point: 53.1249 lat, -3.1696 long
End point: 53.1128 lat, -3.1688 long

From the car park, go through the gate and follow the main track. Take 1st left, signed circular walk. Follow clear path through the forest for 1km ignoring the 2 footpaths that cross the route.

At T junction with broad forest track turn Left then take next Right off the main track, following viewpoint and circular walk sign, and continue uphill to viewpoint and information panel.

Viewpoint one to Llyn Ochin
Viewpoint one to Llyn Ochin

Start point: 53.1128 lat, -3.1688 long
End point: 53.1163 lat, -3.1738 long

From the viewpoint descend on the path to T junction. Turn Left and follow path for approx 400m.

Take left turn signed Llyn Ochin, an area of wetland that was once open water.

Llyn Ochin to Viewpoint two
Llyn Ochin to Viewpoint two

Start point: 53.1163 lat, -3.1738 long
End point: 53.121 lat, -3.201 long

Beyond the information panel the path bears right to rejoin the main track. Turn Left at junction and continue to disused mine buildings and information panels on the Left. (If you wish to miss out the Bryn Alyn part of walk move to Section 5)

From Mining panels, with mine building on the right take the path through the trees just beyond the panel. (there are a few paths going off here the one you want is almost doubling back on yourself)

Cross the stile at woodland edge into a field with large pond on the Right. Walk diagonally across the field and cross ladder stile. Across next field to next ladder stile. Walk across this field to stile in far Left corner, then follow the Left field edge through 2 more fields with a farm on your Right and walk along drive to the road. Cross the road and turn Left and immediate Right over stile/gate, signed Bryn Alyn. Follow clear track ahead, continuing ahead as path dips with limestone crags on the Right. Keep going in same direction until you reach Limestone Pavement with superb views across Moel Famau.

Viewpoint two to Disused mine buildings
Viewpoint two to Disused mine buildings

Start point: 53.121 lat, -3.201 long
End point: 53.1206 lat, -3.1733 long

This Area is Open Access Land. Enjoy View then turn back across the fields and stiles to return to the disused mine buildings.

Disused mine buildings to End
Disused mine buildings to End

Start point: 53.1206 lat, -3.1733 long
End point: 53.1244 lat, -3.1695 long

Soon after the building turn Right at path folk, following minor path. Continue to T junction and turn Left to rejoin the main forest track. Follow this ahead back to car park.

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7 comments for "Nercwys forest"

Wow well worth doing the extra piece for the magnificent views. Found the walk easy to follow and directions clear although we do have a previous awareness of the area.

By cateharg on 22 Apr 2018

Absolutely loved this walk. The forest is really atmospheric and the quiet allows you to really hear all the birds. Following the map was very easy. I didn't manage all the extended walk because it was just me and my dog. I got pooped lifting her over the stiles! Still excellent though. Be aware if you have a dog they will need to be lifted because there is no way through the bars. Not sure how you'd cope with a very heavy dog. If you can manage though I highly recommend this walk.

By carolmarla29 on 14 Apr 2018

A lot of sheep on the extended walk. On the forest trail you can often meet horse riders.

By Lydie on 02 Apr 2018

Unfortunately the map and directions are not easy to follow. Found the whole walk very confusing and didn't get the opportunity to do the extended walk including the Bryn Alan spur as we couldn't find the mine buildings referred to and had to give up. A section of the walk was also closed due to forestry work so a number of signs told us that we should find a diversion - not easy!

ADMIN RESPONSE: Many thanks for your comment and for the further info you supplied by email. We are really sorry to hear that you struggled to follow this walk. Clearly, from what you say, some of the signage has changed and forestry works made the route very confusing on your visit. If any future walkers are able to follow the GPS map and give us updated directions we would really appreciate your help.

By Mojowalks on 07 Feb 2016

A really nice walk, the walk in the woods involved a bit of the dog muck quickstep but hey ho.

By Lyndslee on 30 May 2015

Thank you so much for letting us know David and sorry about that error. We've updated the walk details so that the correct pub address is now listed.

By Administrator on 25 Jan 2014

Hi
Really looking forward to doing this walk but the postcode stated above for the Sun Inn is wrong. It should read:
The Sun Inn Village Road Eryrys, Denbighshire CH7 4BX
Cheers
David

By DavidFlood on 25 Jan 2014

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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View from 1st Viewpoint
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Beautiful view from view point 1
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