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Llangollen Canal Walk, Denbighshire

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Llangollen Canal Walk
A welcome awaits in the valleys when you step out on this gentle 6-mile walk.

A head for heights is a must because the high spot – literally – is the stunning Pontcytslite Aqueduct, 200 years old, with its 18 piers rising to a height of 126-feet and its 19 arches each with a 45-foot span.

The UK’s highest navigable aqueduct, it’s a World Heritage site and among Thomas Telford’s greatest legacies.

The walk starts at Horseshoe Falls, a Telford designed weir, which feeds water into the canal from the River Dee, and ends at the picture postcard town of Llangollen.

Must sees include the pump-house between the river and canal – still operational today – and Pentre Fellin, once an important slate mining operation whose buildings now house a motor museum. The beautiful landscape makes it hard to imagine the days when coal and limestone travelled up and down the canal by barge.

Julia’s verdict: Hit the heights and see the sites!

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trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Ruabon, Wrexham, Chester

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Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".