Walks In North Wales


The Two Aqueducts

A canal path walk from Pontcysyllte aqueduct to Chirk aqueduct and viaduct and return. A stunning walk, with great peaceful scenery along the Shropshire Union canal. Taking in both of Telford’s aqueducts and Henry Robertson’s viaduct.

park at the public car park by Pontcysyllte aqueduct 52.97305098308993, -3.0855843857784184

Total distance: 8.4 Miles
Total time: 4 hrs
Moving time: 3.30 hrs
Average speed: 1.9 mi/h

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Llangollen Canal to Trevor Basin & Return

A canal path walk in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Starting at Llangollen Canal and following the tow path to the amazing Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (built by Telford). Crossing the Aqueduct and carrying on for a mile or so to Trevor Basin (we had lunch there). The return leg is the same route back. The grid ref is for the long stay car park in the middle of Llangollen.

Grid ref: SJ 222 430

Total distance: 17.80 km (11.1 mi)
Total time: 5:23:15
Moving time: 5:00:32
Average speed: 3.30 km/h (2.1 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.55 km/h (2.2 mi/h)
Max elevation: 196 m (644 ft)
Min elevation: 135 m (441 ft)

Weather: overcast mild morning brightening up in the afternoon

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