Wepre Country Park - Wepre Wood - Ewloe Castle - Wepre Country Park

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Although this is a short circular walk, it is packed with a wide variety of very interesting features. Starting in the very popular Wepre Park, which is a 160 acres country park and home to Ewloe Castle, you progress along an excellent wide track up a wooded valley with a big brook babbling below enjoying delightful scenery. There are no stiles here and the bridges are in excellent condition. Although the outward route is entirely uphill the slopes are generally not steep. You can explore the remains of a very old castle at the top of Wepre Woods where the bridges and flights of steps are also in best order. You then return along rough and barely visible footpaths down through meadows off the beaten track which are not often used, and over stiles which are in poor condition and partly broken. However, the walk is almost entirely rural with hardly any roads or lanes on the route.

The first half of the walk up through Wepre Park and woods is suitable for all the family who are fit enough to climb the hill. The return half of the walk is more suitable for teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Avoid wearing shorts as there are lots of nettles, hawthorn and brambles to do battle with which gives the walk its moderate grade. Taking some small secateurs would be very useful and perhaps a walking stick to fend off possible cows. The route is generally good for dogs as the stiles are dog friendly, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be strong trainers or stout shoes for the first half of the walk, but boots will be best for the return half. There are snacks, drinks, toilets, leaflets and a booklet and map about the park available from the visitor's centre between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm. Picnic tables and bench seats are scattered through the wood.

Wales - North Wales - Flintshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Play Area, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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