Thursday came and it was a lovely bright sunny day so we decided to do another bit of the Llangollen History Trail. Last time we walked up to Dinas Bran Castle. We set off along the towpath our first stop was the Horseshoe falls. It's actually a horseshoe shaped weir on the River Dee. Eric captured the moment as we waited by the water(posing), two minutes later Ben was standing in the shallow bit having a drink. He always likes to get his feet in the water too!
From the falls we walked in a northerly direction- it wasn't far to Llantysilio Church where we stopped for a drink, a mars bar and a short rest. The next part of our walk was uphill along a narrow path around Velvet Hill, we decided not to climb this bit! Then we walked along the marked path through a field of sheep who all moved away from Ben on his lead. Quite a funny sight! The ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey were in sight but as it's out of season we could only walk around the grounds and Ben was not allowed in, so we took it in turns to go and have a look. This Abbey was once the the second richest in Wales after Tintern Abbey in South Wales. Ben really enjoyed his long walk and he needed a face wash, feet, legs and tummy wash before he could come back on the boat- the smell of mud and dung would have been too much to bear. He made us smile as he happily let us give him a wash on the bow of the boat.