This month’s walk wends its way into Rossett, Trevalyn and along the River Dee. You will walk along quiet country lanes, green fields, and various waterways.
The route is fairly flat and is just short of six miles. Access in and out of fields is usually via metal gates, although there are a few stiles you would have to lift a dog over. I started the walk in Rossett by the Golden Lion on Chester Road, Rossett LL12 0HN. A car park is next to the Rossett and Burton Village Hall on Station Road (LL12 0HE). Please read our disclaimer at lovewrexham.com/walk-disclaimer before attempting any of the walks featured in this magazine.
Stand with your back to the Golden Lion, cross the road and turn left. Walk past the Co-op and go down Holt Road. Turn right onto Harwood Lane after a minute or so. Walk along the lane, past the houses and between the 30 mph signs. Pass the old water pump on your right (1).
Look out for the two white terraced cottages on your left with the Private Drive sign on the hedge. Hop over the stile opposite next to the green metal footpath sign. Walk along the field as far as the river path. Turn left and follow this path for about half a mile until you reach a stone bridge and some wooden steps up to cross a lane.
Ithells Bridge Farm
Go down the steps on the other side and do the same thing again approximately 250 yards further on. Carry on along the river path for about a third of a mile until you reach Ithells Bridge Farm. Walk straight across the small lawn and over the River Alyn using the two gated narrow stone bridge. Once out on the field, head for the far left-hand corner. As you approach the corner, you’ll see two gateways – take the right-hand one with the dark grey sand.
Head diagonally left across the field and exit the field through a wooden kissing gate. Go through another wooden kissing gate straight ahead and turn sharp right. Walk along the fence and watercourse on your right and into the next field. Head diagonally right and exit through the far-right corner. Follow the right-hand hedge/fence line as far as Rossett Road. Turn right after leaving the field and take your first left by the yellow and blue bicycle (2), following the road sign for Parkside.
After this left turn, follow the lane for another two-thirds of a mile and turn left at the T-junction with the dead tree (3) onto Park Lane. After about 250 yards, take the footpath on the right just before Wavertree Farm. When we scouted the walk, the farmer had placed an electric fence around the field. Once in the field, follow the fence around to the right and then left, aiming for the right-hand corner.
Hop over the stile to exit the field and follow the right hedge line until the next field. Once in the next field, walk past the pond to your left and head for the silver coloured metal walker’s gate in the wooden fence ahead of you. Go through another metal walker’s gate to reach the Coxford Farm drive.
Turn right and then left onto Cox Lane. Walk along the lane for about 500 yards until you reach the entrance on the right to the Trevalyn Estates. You’ll see Trevalyn Manor in front of you. Walk along the grassy track, past the small wood on your left and through the metal walker’s gate by the red brick cottage (4).
Continue along the lane for another half mile from here until you reach the main road. Turn right and walk along the pavement, passing the impressive Rossett Church (5). You’ll reach the Golden Lion again after about a minute or so. Congratulations! You have completed the walk. If you’d like to see some more of our walks, click here.