Walk through a wooded nature reserve, with good views across the Dee valley on the return journey.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From Golden Lion Pub front door, turn right and walk past the church. Turn right into Station Road. At the end of the road, cross the railway and walk under the A483 underpass.
Follow the road to a junction by a weir; cross over and turn left along the pavement, with the River Alyn beyond the road to your left.
(1) Just after a house on the left, take a signposted footpath to cross the river via a footbridge. Turn right along the river, and pass under a road bridge (the official right of way leads up to and over the road and then diagonally left across the two fields beyond, but a well-used path follows the riverbank).
(2) Keep alongside the river until you reach a footbridge and then a farm bridge. Turn left here, leaving the river, and strike out across the field to a stile in the hedge. Cross the busy A483 through a gap in the crash barrier. Go under the railway arch beyond, and turn right along a bridleway into Marford Quarry Nature Reserve.
(3) Beyond the disabled parking, keep along the main track, ignoring paths to left and right. Beyond a prominent bank, swing left, still on the main track, with the main quarry to your left. The track narrows and leads uphill through the woods to emerge in Pant village.
(4) Turn left and follow the road right to a T-junction. Cross via the zebra crossing and follow the short road beyond the barriers opposite. At the next junction, turn left and follow the narrowing lane until it bends right. Take the lane straight ahead (Pistyll Hill), which descends to another road junction.
(5) Turn left then right into Cox Lane. Follow the lane for a little over half a mile, passing a series of farms and isolated houses.
(6) At a right-hand bend, with the impressive frontage of Trevalyn Manor visible to your left, turn left onto a bridleway signposted to Rossett. The bridleway winds across a field to meet the end of Manor Lane by a house. Continue along the lane, passing the entrances to Trevalyn Manor and then the Mill House, to emerge on the main street in Rossett.
(7) Turn right over the bridge, then immediately right down some steps and along a riverside path. Follow the path to the left when it leaves the riverside, to reach the end of Gun Street. Follow Gun Street to emerge opposite the Golden Lion. (D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 19m - Golden Lion Pub
1 : km 1.15 - alt. 22m - Footbridge - Road bridge
2 : km 2.03 - alt. 24m - Crash barrier - Railway arch
3 : km 2.29 - alt. 34m - Marford Quarry Nature Reserve
4 : km 3.53 - alt. 74m - Pistyll Hill
5 : km 4.23 - alt. 44m - Cox Lane
6 : km 5.88 - alt. 20m - Trevalyn Manor - Rossett
7 : km 6.54 - alt. 20m - Bridge - Riverside path
D/A : km 6.86 - alt. 19m - Golden Lion Pub
Some paths may be under crops, and muddy after heavy rain. The route crosses a busy dual carriageway.
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THE GOLDEN LION
Chester Road, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HN Tel: 01244 571020
The Golden Lion is situated in the heart of the picturesque Welsh village of Rossett. As renowned for its ghost stories as it is for food, the Golden Lion has its own special guest, Old Jeffrey.
Legend has it that Jeffrey, a ploughman, was hanged in Ruthin for the murder of a local farmer. His body was transferred and displayed on a gibbet at Rossett as a deterrent to other would-be criminals. A wooden pallet that was used to transport poor Jeffrey's body was used in the construction of the pub. Jeffrey now lives quite contentedly in bedroom 2 upstairs and though still inclined to mischief, is perfectly harmless. Indeed, he has been known to have a sneaky drink on occasion, moving bottles from behind the bar and leaving glasses and chairs upturned.
Inside the pub, the eclectic mix of old and new bring together a comforting homely appeal that is matched by the adventurous menu. The wine list boasts a generous selection of well-known varietals with some little-known treasures to tell your friends about.
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