This seven-mile circular walk is straightforward and relatively flat. It takes you across disused railways and rolling meadows, along quiet country roads and finally through beautiful woodland.
There are some great views as you walk along Offa’s Dyke and the Clywedog Trail. The walk takes you through several fields of sheep and cattle with several non-dogfriendly stiles. There are parts where you will walk through long grass and nettles, so we recommend long trousers or gaiters. There is a fallen tree you will have to negotiate as well.
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Church at Bersham
I started the loop by St Mary’s Plas Power Church in Bersham (1). Turn left as you face the church and walk towards the Ironworks (closed at the time of writing) on Mill Terrace (2). Go straight over the bridge passing Smithy Farm on your left and continue along the lane. When you reach the first turning on your left, take the metal kissing gate next to the green metal footpath sign in front of you (ignore the double bridle path signpost to your left).
Follow the left-hand hedgeline and go through the metal gate. Take the steps over the disused railway and walk the short way over the next field to Bronwylfa Road. Turn left and then immediately right onto the B5098. Walk down the road and follow it to the left, passing the Croes Foel buildings. Cross the busy Wrexham Road (B5605).
Once on the far pavement, turn right, passing the two old stone gate posts on your left. Carry on until you reach the bus stop layby. Use the stile in the hedgerow on your left to enter the field. Cross the field diagonally to the left aiming for the far corner. Cross the stile to exit, turn right over the bridge and immediately right over the wooden stile.
Rugby Post Pylon
Walk towards the electricity pylon shaped like rugby posts in the middle of the field (3) and then to the right of the small hillock ahead. Use the stile to exit the field. You’ll find yourself on a narrow lane flanked by fences and hedgerows. Carry straight on until you get to the three gates. Cross the stile in front of you – take care as it is a bit wobbly.
Follow the fence-line on your left until you reach a stile. Hop over the stile onto a tarmacked lane. Turn left and go over a railway bridge. After about a minute, turn right through the wooden kissing gate to the right of some metal gates. Walk along the stony vehicle track. The Bonc-yr- Hafod Country Park woodland is to your left and the railway is to your right. Stay on the trail for about 10 minutes until you reach the green metal railway bridge on your right (4).
Cross the bridge and then the stile in front of you. Follow the path in a westerly direction. You’ll walk along a hawthorn hedge on your left and a field of crops on your right. You’re heading back towards Wrexham Road.
Use the metal kissing gate to walk up onto the road. Cross over, turn right and then left onto Fenant Road. Turn right at the green metal footpath sign after about three minutes. Go through the metal kissing gate and walk through the field, following the hedgeline to your right.
After about five minutes, go through the metal gate in the fence that runs across you. Carry straight on through the long grass and hop over another wobbly stile to the right of the next fence that runs across you.
Follow the line of black poles and then the yellow arrow on the older post. Head towards the large pylon in front of you. You’ll see a metal kissing gate on your left just after starting along a gravelled drive. Turn through the gate, heading southwest. Walk along the narrow path flanked by two fences. Follow the way for a few minutes and go through the metal kissing gate on your right.
You are now heading in a northerly direction along a path with vegetation on either side. Continue for a minute or so until you come to a meadow and the foliage on your right falls away. Now walk straight on with the bank above you to your left. Exit the meadow through the wooden kissing gate into a narrow field. Go straight on until you reach the end, and take the metal kissing gate on your right.
Walk through three more fields using the metal gates and following the hedgeline and woods on your right. In the fourth field, cross the very short concrete bridge down and slightly to your left. Turn right and head for the wooden fence that runs across you. Take the wooden kissing gate slightly to the left of the wooden electricity pole.
Once on the road (B5426), turn left and walk for about four minutes or 0.2 of a mile. As the road bends upwards, you’ll see a large oak tree on your left and a rusted metal gate opposite. Go through this gate, the wooded area, and then across an old concrete bridge. Go through the metal kissing gate, over the stile and onto the overgrown path. Exit the way through a black metal kissing gate onto a drive. Turn right and head towards Bronwylfa Road.
Turn right and walk along the road for about two minutes until you reach the green metal footpath signs for Offa’s Dyke on either side. Take the metal kissing gate on the left. Duck under the trunk of the fallen tree blocking your path as you go through the gate. Once you’ve negotiated the tree, carry straight on along the right-hand hedgeline, then walk between the two brick bridge adbutments the railway used to run over (5).
You’ll see another rusty kissing gate to the right of the gateway in front of you. Go through the kissing gate and make your way along the overgrown path and under the trees. This path is overgrown with nettles, so it is advisable to cover your arms and legs as you take it.
Plas Power Woods
Cross the double wooden stiles and walk along the righthand hedgeline and past the farm buildings until you reach the fence-cum-stile in the far hedgerow. Take care with the drop to the road on the other side of the stile. Once on the road, turn left. Take the stile next to the wooden five-bar gate on your right after about a minute.
Walk for a short while along the right-hand hedge line and cross a small wooden bridge covered with a wire lattice leading into a wood. Walk along the path and turn right after crossing the stile with the dog gate. Follow the right-hand hedgerow and exit the field through the metal gate. Walk straight on past the wooden power line post in the next field and leave the field through the metal gate beyond. The gate has an ancient stone stile right behind it.
Turn left once on the road and then take the first right after about a minute. Walk along the road for about five minutes until you reach the bridge and the two small cliff faces. Turn right through the wooden barrier into the Plas Power woods and along the Clywedog Trail. Walk along the well-marked path with the River Clywedog below you to your right and the wooded bank above you to your left. You notice a short section of wooden planks lining the trail after about 10 minutes or 0.55 miles, marking where Offa’s Dyke crosses the pathway (6). After about the same distance again, you’ll come out of the woods by St Mary’s Plas Power Church.
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