Photo: robert-litherland

If you’re longing for a day out amid some beautiful scenery and an array of wildlife then look no further. Alyn Waters Country Park, formerly part of a large country estate in the 16th Century, rests in the stunning and peaceful Alyn Valley near Wrexham.

Its Visitor Centre offers a café, conference suite and picnic area so whether you need somewhere relaxing for business or for pleasure Alyn Waters can cater for you.

There are picnic tables just outside the Visitor Centre so you can unwind and enjoy your lunch. Or if you’re on a fitness drive, the trim trail has exercise equipment specifically designed to boost stamina, strength and coordination. It is easy to use and available to those with a little extra exertion in mind.

Family outings are a must here as there is a playground, driving range and even a football pitch, not to mention the surrounding Nature Reserve. Free admission gives you the chance to enjoy the facilities again and again in an open and friendly environment.

The walks are colour coded so you can tailor your excursions. From short ambles to long hikes, Alyn Waters will guarantee you a great day and opportunities to take in its natural beauty and local fauna. And if it’s the wildlife you’re interested in the Country Park boasts an exciting recent history with the remains of a mammoth uncovered there in 1966.

It isn’t just walking that visitors go to indulge in – there is also the opportunity to hire mountain bikes, or you can bring your own. The Country Park’s footpaths are easy-access and specially tailored for cyclists and wheelchair users.

Popular for family fun runs because of its beautiful surroundings and thoughtfully designed footpaths, Alyn Waters Country Park plays host to professionally devised orienteering courses. These are suitable for people of all abilities, adults and children alike and promise to be both thrilling and fun. So whatever you feel like doing, where better to do it than in this gorgeous setting.


Alyn Waters Country Park, Mold Road, Wrexham. LL11 4AG

Tel: 01978 763140

Opening Times: 10:30-4:30pm