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“The long & winding road !”

Llangollen Canal Walk
Ranked #4 of 16 Tours in Llangollen
Certificate of Excellence
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100 reviews
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“The long & winding road !”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

A treat for the eyes all the way to the falls. When the boats are on the canal in the season,they are pulled by wonderful horses.
Fresh air abounds & you can choose to leave the walk (2 miles) if you want to.

Visited January 2013
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“Lovelly walk”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Walked from car park above the Chainbridge Hotel into Llangollen and back - around 4 miles - good flat path - lots to look at

Visited January 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Scenic easy stroll.”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Lovely way to walk into Llangollen. Took us 25 minutes at a steady stroll. Good flat surface to walk on, so suitable for most people and dogs!

Visited November 2012
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Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

We booked a canal boat with maestermyn cruises and wow what an amazing holiday boats are so easy to steer and the Llangollen canal is absolutely breathtaking very scary if your steering over the aqueduct!
Make sure you go underneath the pontcysyllte aqueduct too for a breathtaking picture .
I would reccomend boating to everyone it's soo fantastic

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“Beautiful scenic route”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

My partner and I cycled from St Martins along the cut to the Horseshoe Falls and back, that was June 2012 (review a bit late, sorry).

This was a lovely scenic route, with the highlight of the trip being the big aqueduct.

On the way we passed over the Chirk Aqueduct, riding alongside the railway viaduct, and immediately after we passed through 'Old Darkie', the long tunnel. There is a narrow walkway with a guard rail. This is not suitable for cycling through due to the curvature of the tunnel roof, the width of the walkway, and people coming the other way. The tunnel is approx 1200 feet long, and it's a bit dark, especially in the middle.

It was a very pleasant ride then along the towpath to the Pontcysyllte aqueduct, including the Whitehurst Tunnel, less than half the length of the Chirk Tunnel, also with a guardrail on the towpath through it.

It was, as I said, a lovely pleasant ride all the way along. We crossed the Pontcysyllte aqueduct on foot, as it's narrow, but also there are people passing both ways. The views from the aqueduct are fantastic, especially to the old stone bridge over the Dee.

There are well-kept public toilets at the canal basin at the Telford end of the aqueduct, and the basin itself is very picturesque.

We continued to the man-made weir known as the Horseshoe Falls. Not quite as spectacular as the Pontcysyllte aqueduct, but a very nice place for a picnic, and here we shared our sandwiches with the very cheeky ducks, who were climbing on us as we ate.

We then retraced our steps (wheels?) back to St Martins, on the way stopping for liquid refreshments at the Telford pub in the aforementioned basin. I have done a separate review on this (IMHO) mediocre pub.

We also called in to the Poachers Pocket at canalside at Chirk, where we sat outside and enjoyed a nice pint. A much more pleasant experience than at the Telford.

Visited June 2012
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