The Dee Valley Walk is an idyllic route for a stroll Carrog
which leads to the disused Penarth Slate Quarry from which
spectacular views of the Denbighshire countryside can be obtained.
The quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest since
fossilized plants dating from 420 million years ago have been found
here. Colonies of bats, including the endangered lesser horseshoe
bat, may also be observed here.
The pretty town of Llangollen, eight miles east of Carrog, can
be easily reached by train, car or - for dedicated walkers - on
foot. Llangollen offers many attractions including a motor museum,
boat trips along its canal and Plas Newyd, a stunning
eighteenth-century timber-framed house set in immaculate gardens.
Compact Llangollen's shops, bars, cafes and attractions are easily
explored on foot. Llangollen Country Market is held in the
Town Hall every Friday between March and Christmas.
Less than half an hour's journey east from Carrog, Chirk Castle
is the last inhabited Welsh castle which dates from the reign of
Edward I. Situated in award-winning gardens, highlights of Chirk
Castle include its medieval tower and dungeon, its
authentically-preserved servants quarters and its opulent and
lavishly-furnished state rooms.