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The Guide to the Maelor Way

The Council is pleased to announce the introduction of downloadable maps for the Maelor Way.

Whether you’re a regular rambler or a seasonal stroller, the Maelor Way can offer you enjoyable walking for an hour, a day or more. Centred on the rural southeast corner of Wrexham County Borough, the 24 mile long Maelor Way meanders gently through three counties.

It links six long-distance paths: the Sandstone Trail, South Cheshire Way, Marches Way and the Shropshire Way in the east with Offa’s Dyke National Trail and the Ceiriog Valley Walk in the Wrexham/Shropshire Borderland to the west.

The Maelor Way uses public footpaths, bridleways, quiet lanes and canal towpath to pass from or to Grindley Brook, through unspoiled undulating countryside, to or from Bronygarth in the shadow of Chirk Castle.

If you’re looking for rolling farmland with distant views to the Berwyn Mountains or the Cheshire Plain, steep wooded river valleys, the placid and picturesque Hanmer Mere, little-changed villages and hamlets and even a bit of the Llangollen Canal towpath, the Maelor Way is for you. Many stiles within the county have been repaired or replaced with gates so following the route could not be easier.

Although the Maelor Way passes through sparsely populated rural areas, it passes through, or close to, Bronington, Hanmer, Penley, Overton and Chirk and their general stores and public houses should be able to provide you with refreshments.

There are four maps to download. Alternatively you can view a Google Map or download the GPS data file.

Maelor Way Map

Unfortunately due to the length of the paper guide, it has not been possible to create downloadable walk directions or points of interest as we offer on some of our other walks, however as the Council has acquired rights to the ‘Guide to the Maelor Way’, the indispensable book packed full of interesting information for anyone thinking of walking all or part of the route is now available from the Tourist Information Centre at the new low price of just £1!

If you wish to order your copy over the telephone, a postage and packing fee will be applied. Most credit and debit cards are accepted for a small fee.

Those of you that have an old copy of the book can download the up-to-date list of amendments.