Llangollen to Chirk- canals, aqueducts and tunnels- 27th december 2011

A Brian Wenlock special!- sunshine and mild springlike weather at the end of December brought out an impressive fleet of boats and paddlers of all sizes and descriptions for the gentlest of paddles along 9 miles of canal. A narrow winding channel to begin with, sometimes waiting for a barge to creep past; then the fabulous experience of crossing the Froncysylte Aqueduct over the River Dee; then single file through a long tunnel to emerge straight onto another aqueduct over the Ceiriog valley. You don’t often need a head for heights when paddling, but this is one trip where it comes in very handy. Nice pub meal at the Poachers Pocket to finish. A classic!





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