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Nant Mill visitors park
Nant Mill, in Coedpoeth nr. Wrexham

The Clywedog Trail is a 9-mile (14 km) footpath close to Wrexham in Wales. Starting at the Minera Lead Mines (53°03′04″N 3°04′52″W / 53.0512°N 3.0811°W / 53.0512; -3.0811 (Clywedog Trail, Minera Lead Mines trailhead)) and running to King's Mills (53°02′09″N 2°58′30″W / 53.0358°N 2.9750°W / 53.0358; -2.9750 (Clywedog Trail, King's Mills trailhead)), it follows the course of the River Clywedog. It is a haven for walking, relaxation and enjoying the peace of the wildlife. It is said that the Clywedog Valley was the Silicon Valley of the 18th century, as it was there that British ironmaking began in 1670, smelting iron ore with coke began in 1721 and John Wilkinson set up shop in 1761. For many years the area was one of the most important iron manufacturing centers in the world.


Sights passed include:

Erddig Hall, nr. Wrexham
Bersham St Mary
Plas Power Church in Bersham can seen from the Clywedog Trail
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