Friday, March 18, 2011

Walking The Towpath- Pontcysyllte to Llangollen

Eric and Ben
Ben in the mud!

A view of Dinas Bran from the canal


On Thursday morning Eric and I walked the towpath from the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct to Llangollen with Ben the dog. Despite the weather forecast telling us of rain, it was dry and sunny so we caught the No. 5 bus as far as Trevor (Wrexham bus) and walked down to the canal to begin our walk. As we arrived a coach load of foreign tourists were busy taking photographs of the boats and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. We crossed the footbridge over the canal and had a quick look in the Anglowelsh shop as I needed a Pearson's for the Oxford and Grand Union (our last one had a watery fate) and began our walk along the towpath. It took us about an hour and a half to walk back to Llangollen and this time I remembered to take some photographs on the way. Work to improve the path is ongoing from Bryn Howell back to Llangollen, so in some places the path was very uneven as it had been dug out ready for the new surface, but it'll be great when it's all finished.

2 comments:

artymess said...

That sounds like a lovely walk ..x

Elsie said...

It was a change to not have the hilly ups and downs.Eric doesn't do hills!