The River Ceiriog flows from the Berwyn Mountains for 18 miles to where it joins the River Dee near Chirk. In that short distance the landscape ranges from remote upland moorland to lush riverside meadows and steep wooded slopes; craggy cliffs and green patchwork hills.
The arches of the Chirk aqueduct, part of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage site, form a magnificent gateway into the Ceiriog Valley. Other historic sites are more hidden; Chirk Castle, Offa's Dyke, mountain top Bronze Age cairns, relics of mining and mineral extraction and the Glyn Valley Tramway.
Exploring the Ceiriog Valley
Use OS map Explorer 255 to follow the Ceiriog Trail, the Upper Ceiriog Way, Offa's Dyke Path and other public footpaths, bridleways and lanes that criss-cross the valley.
Journey through the Valley
Discover the places to stay, places to eat and things to do and see as you travel from Chirk to the head of the valley at Llanarmon DC.
'A little piece of heaven fallen to earth'
A free leaflet which acts as your guide to the valley is widely available from Tourist Information Centres, local shops, cafés and hotels... Click the image to download the Valley leafet in Acrobat pdf format (2.8 MB).
Chirk and the Ceiriog Valley Partnership
The West Arms Hotel Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog LL20 7LD Wales