Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Tuesday 23 May 2017. Just a short walk this morning as “the ladies” were going off to visit nearby NT Erddig in the afternoon and I wanted to watch the Queen Stage of the Giro d’Italia on TV. Our 4.6 mile walk with just over 500ft of ascent started from Ty Mawr Country Park. The first mile or so was on pavement alongside the B5605 and this was followed with a section of the towpath beside the Llangollen Canal. These hard surfaces did nothing for my feet or my sore knee.

The highlight and reason for the walk was to walk over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. To my English tongue this is almost unpronounceable so you can listen to it being spoken correctly here.

We stopped to use the facilities at the end of the aqueduct and to have a coffee at a canal-side pub where we asked the young barman to pronounce Pontcysyllte for us. Although he too was English, he had clearly been asked this many times and had no problems with the Welsh language.

The last part of the walk involved a descent down many steps (ooh my knee!) to join a path beside the River Dee back to Ty Mawr.

Pontcysyllte – walk route




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