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There are two public footpaths that run through the expanse of Nant Mill Wood, which stretches over almost a hundred acres of fantastic woodland. It is the perfect place to get lost in nature by yourself for a while, though it is also ideal for dog walkers, as you can let your canine friends off the lead to roam freely through the trees.

There’s a good combination of environments here: alongside the woodland, you also have a great deal of open grasslands, and you (and the dogs) will surely enjoy the running waters of the famous Offa’s Dyke.

Nant Mill was built in 1832 but is now a visitor centre, with a café to relax in and a gift shop to peruse. Take a bit of time for yourself by the river; you might see grey wagtails, dippers and even herons. And if you’re here for the sunset, you may be in for a surprise – pipistrelles and horseshoe bats live in the mill’s roof.

Visit in spring for the beautiful bluebells, or come later in the year if you prefer the gorgeous reds and golds of the autumn months.

Finally, the visitor centre offers some fun activities for kids, and there’s even a playground right outside it, should the little ones tire of walking through the woods. 

Image Source: CC by-SA 2.0 by Mrs Hassell

Image Source: CC by-SA 2.0 by Maggie Cox

Location

Nant Mill is located in the Clywedogg Valley Trail, in Coedpoeth close to Wrexham. 

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