AS WE transition from spring into a somewhat slightly warmer British summer, we know many of you will be itching to find that perfect walking spot for a weekend stroll.

There's nothing more refreshing than discovering a beautiful nature spot for a walk, perhaps with your furry companion, so we decided to check Tripadvisor's most highly rated scenic nature parks.


Alyn Waters Country Park - A  wonderful park and the largest situated in Wrexham that is a Green Flag Award accredited site. There are two main entrances, one in Llay and one in Gresford, with access to the river, woodland, fields and a fully accessible walking path. 4.5/5 stars from 241 reviews.

Nant Mill Country Park - There are some stunning views and waterfalls not to be missed at Nant Mill. The walk features wood carvings and little gardens, not to mention the birdsong and trickle of the stream as you go through.

The well-marked paths make it an accessible option for many, and a great spot to walk your furry friend. 4.5 stars from 36 reviews.

Acton Park - Described as one of Wrexham's most underrated spots of nature. Acton Park is an attractive spot to sit and have your lunch on a picnic table, and is also a place for community activities with treasure hunts occasionally taking place. 4.5/5 stars.

Erddig Country Park - 'Well worth a visit' according to its reviews. A charming house and gardens to visit on a beautiful summer day. You can join a tour or wander at your own pace. Whatever you decide, you certainly won't be disappointed by this award-winning gem. 4.5/5 stars.

Maes-Y-Pant / Marford Quarry - This gorgeous walk is the perfect place to take the dogs on a weekend. The old quarry has plenty of paths and wooded areas to get lost in and enjoy some views and wildlife.

There's a small car park at the entrance and a steep drop that can be avoided if it's too muddy, but this place really is a hidden gem to those who have made it their regular spot. 4.5 stars.


Nercwys Forest - If you were to venture off the beaten paths, you would be treated to some lovely hidden paths leading into the older parts of the woods. One visitor said: "A wonderful place to explore with children and walk dogs. Lots of interesting trails, history, magical trees and secret places." 5/5 stars.

Loggerheads Country Park - Situated on Ruthin Road, Loggerhead's is the place to bring your favourite picnic blanket and head to the lawn in front of the visitor's centre. The walk itself and surrounding area is lovely for a family afternoon out, especially with a crucial stop at the cafe before heading home. 4.5 stars from 452 reviews.

Wepre Park - The waterfall is a great start at Wepre Park for a beautiful walk with plenty of opportunities to take great pictures. Ewloe Castle truly is the highlight of the area, in addition to the waterfalls and ruins.


The path itself remains flat so visitors can complete the walk at an enjoyable pace while taking in the interesting history boards along the way. 4.5 stars from 315 reviews.

Coed Y Felin Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve - This spot is wheelchair friendly and is described as the perfect romantic stroll filled with seasonal flowers. Based in Hendre, this walk does include steeper paths which can be avoided as the lower path follows the old Mold-Denbigh railway line taking you to the picnic tables. Dogs must be kept on a lead. 4/5 stars.

Aberduna Nature Reserve -Situated in Gwernymynydd, this is the most wonderful nature spot to take in the stunning views and explore the woodland. The footpath also passes through the reserve but can be steep occasionally. 4/5 stars.