The Llangollen Walk

The Pontyscyttle aqueduct which carries the Llangollen canal & towpath 1000 feet over the River Dee 120 feet below in a narrow iron trough and is both the longest & highest navigable aqueduct in the world.

Kennet & Avon Walk

The lady's pool is a particularly broad stretch of the Kennet and Avon canal designed to look like a lake and forms part of our Kennet and Avon Walk.

Lancaster Canal

The partially restored Lancaster follows an interesting route into the Lake District & passes close to the sea as it provides excellent views of the Cumbrian hills.

Shropshire and Llangollen

Beautiful Shropshire, welsh hills and spectacular aqueducts.

A beautiful walk following the Shropshire Union and Llangollen canals. The route travels north through Shropshire before entering the Welsh Hills and crossing the spectacular Chirk and Pontcysyllte aqueducts.

The route meanders through the countryside, intersecting with pretty villages and pleasant market towns which all lead up to the spectacle of the Chirk and Pontcysyllte aqueducts.  The Chirk aqueduct takes you 70 feet (21m) above and 700 feet (200m) across the Ceirog valley.  But this is just a warm up for the Pontcysyllte aqueduct which carries the canal and towpath 1000 feet (300m) over the River Dee 120 feet (38m) below in a narrow iron trough, and is both the longest and highest navigable aqueduct in the world.  The canal acts as a water supply route from the River Dee in Wales to the Midlands which explains why it has a current! 

The route starts deep in the Shropshire countryside and travels north to the ancient and attractive town of Nantwich where you join the Llangollen canal.  On the way you can stop in the many pretty villages.  After crossing the historical Whixall Moss you reach the small town of Ellesmere set amongst numerous glacial lakes (meres) and retaining an old world feel with lots of independent shops and cafes.  The tranquil border countryside gives way to the spectacle of the Chirk aqueduct and tunnel with the opportunity to visit the 13th century Chirk Castle.  The canal then clings to the valley side of the River Dee as it runs into the beautiful Welsh hills and crosses high above the Dee on the Pontcysyllte aqueduct.   Llangollen is a fine town beautifully located on the Dee.  It has plenty of independent shops, a steam railway, historic houses and scenic walks (if you really like walking!), and is the home of the annual Eisteddfod.

Walk Options

8 Nights/7 Days Walking Brewood - Llangollen


78 miles 

7 nights/6 days walking Gnosall - Llangollen


69 miles

6 nights/5 days walking Market Drayton - Llangollen


58 miles


‘Rest and Exploration Days’


 

Each additional night £Additional