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image for Wildlife & Nature Event item typeFungal foray with Debbie Evans at Chirk Castle

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • National Trust

Wildlife & Nature Event, Sun 29 Oct 2017, free entry

Fungal foray with Debbie Evans

Fungal foray with Debbie Evans


Join grassland fungi expert Debbie Evans to explore Chirk Castle's estate and take a look at some of the 19 fascinating species of grassland fungi you can see.

As a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) for grassland fungi we take special care of the Chirk Castle estate to ensure that we offer a suitable environment for it to thrive. Join this three hour walk to find out more.

Debbie Evans has been studying fungi for over 20 years. She surveyed Chirk Castle in 2005 and 2011 and as a result of these surveys the estate was designated as a SSSI in 2011 for a combination of its ancient trees, associated invertebrates and grassland fungi.

Booking is free, but essential - Call 08442 491895.
Please meet at the Home Farm courtyard, just past the Ticket Office. Please wear wellies or suitable footwear, and suitable outdoor clothing. Bring a hand lens or a camera as the fungi can be very photogenic.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 29 Oct 2017 10:00 to 13:00


Free entry

Booking is free, but essential.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 9 Sep - Sun 5 Nov Conservation Exhibition
Sat 23 Sep Guided Estate Walks
Sat 7 Oct Pretty Muddy Chirk 5k
Sun 8 Oct Guided Estate Walks
Sat 14 Oct Guided Estate Walks
Mon 23 - Tue 31 Oct Pumpkin Carving


Booking line

08442 491895


LL14 5AF



Plan route to Chirk Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 268381  Lat: 52.93529 Long: -3.09053

One mile west of Chirk village off A5. Additional 0.5 mile of private driveway to the castle.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Chirk station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing