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Walks Along the Llangollen Canal

Walks Along the Llangollen Canal

by: David Berry
The beautiful Llangollen Canal, one of the most popular canals in Britain, run from Horseshoe Falls in Denbighshire across Shropshire to the junction of the Shropshire Union Canal in Cheshire. It contains stunning engineering structures, with its first eleven miles now a UNESCO World Heritage Site lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This book explores the canal, its history and varied adjoining countryside. It contains 29 circular walks plus nine linear walks linked to local buses and a heritage railway and includes the connecting restored and scenic Montgomery Canal.

Walk across the famous Pontcysyllte and Chirk aqueducts, through tunnels, past marinas, lift bridges and locks. Visit lakes and rare raised mosses, country parks, nature reserves, old churches, castles, a medieval abbey and an ancient healing well. Enjoy the canal's tranquillity, flora and wildlife, the passing narrowboats, tea-rooms and canal-side and country pubs.

Each of the walks in the book begins with a side panel giving practical information. This includes a summary description of the walks features and character, distance and estimated time, plus instruction on how to reach the start. The detailed route finding instruction which follow are given in numbered paragraphs, and these numbers are shown on the accompanying sketch map to assist with easy navigation. There is also a summary table showing all the walks.

The walk locations are:
Horseshoe Falls - 4.75 miles
Chain Bridge and steam train return - 2.5 miles
Valle Crucis Abbey - 6 miles
Panorama, Northern side of Vale of Llangollen - 6 miles
Trevor Basin - 2.5 miles
Trevor to Llangollen - linear 4.5 miles
Vale of Llangollen - 9.5 miles
Froncysyllte to Llangollen - linear 5 miles
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - 1.75 miles
Ty Mawr Country Park - 5.25 miles
Chirk Castle - 6.75 miles
Chirk Aqueduct - 4.5 miles
Chirk Bank to Trevor Basin - linear 5.25 miles
Llangollen to Chirk Bank - linear 11 miles
Ifton Meadows from St Martin's -4.25 miles
Chirk to Ellesmere - linear 11 miles
Frankton Junction - 3.75 miles
Welsh Frankton to Ellesmere - linear 5 miles
Ellesmere - 2.5 miles
Three Meres, Shropshire's Lake District - 6.75 miles
Cole Mere - 1.75 miles
The Mere, Ellesmere - 7 miles
Bettisfield Moss - 4.25 miles
Prees Branch Canal - 5 miles
Whixall and Fenn's Mosses - 3.25 miles and 4.5 miles
Hollinwood - 7 miles
Grindley Brook - 4.5 miles
Wirswall - 4.5 miles
Marbury and Big Mere - 6 miles
Wrenbury and Marbury - 7.25 miles
Baddiley - 6.5 miles
Hurleston Junction - 5 miles
Welsh Frankton to Queen's Head - linear 5.25 miles
St Winifred's Well - 6 miles
Ellesmere to Queen's Head - linear 7.5 miles

ISBN 9781908748348 Pages 45 (2016) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 5.95