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Llangollen Canal Walk

79 km / 49 miles

Cheshire, Denbighs, Wrexham
This canal towpath walk initially follows the Shropshire Union Canal to Hurleston Junction where access is gained to the Llangollen Canal. Passing Whitchurch, Ellesmere, and the junction with the Montgomery Canal, it continues beyond Chirk, Trevor and Llangollen. Walkers can also cross the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Canal; Heritage; Industrial History
SJ649523 - Nantwich, Cheshire
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SJ196432 - Horseshoe Falls, Llangollen, Denbighs
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Web Sites: Canal & River Trust - Llangollen Canal
  Canal Junction - Llangollen Canal
  Shropshire Union Canal Society

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet: Walker's Guide to the Llangollen Canal (John Merrill Foundation - 1999)
Leaflet: Llangollen Canal (British Waterways - Border Counties)
Paperback: Julia Bradbury's Canal Walks (Frances Lincoln - 2011)
Badge & Certificate: Badge & Certificate for Llangollen Canal Walk (John Merrill Foundation)
Paperback: John Merrill Challenge Walk Reference Book (John Merrill Foundation - 2013)
Booklet: Shropshire & Llangollen Canal Walk: Amphitheaters & Aqueducts - 2nd edition (British Footpaths - 2008)

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OS Landranger: 117118125126
OS Landranger Active: 117118125126
OS Explorer: 240241255256257
OS Explorer Active: 240241255256257
Other Paper Maps:
Stripmap: Llangollen and Montgomery Canals (Heron Maps)

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Byways Breaks)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Go Walking in Wales)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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B & B Accommodation: Ty'n-Y-Wern Guest Accommodation  (bookable online) < 1 Km 75 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Llangollen Hostel, Berwyn St, Llangollen < 1 Km 76 Km
B & B Accommodation: Geufron Hall B&B  (bookable online) < 1 Km 76 Km
Other: Snowdonia Camper Vans  (bookable online) < 1 Km 76 Km
Hotels: Abbey Grange Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 78 Km
Self-catering: Velvet Cottage  (bookable online) 1 Km 78 Km

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Connected Paths:

National Trails (England & Wales): Offa's Dyke Path National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Bishop Bennet Way; Clwydian Way; Crewe and Nantwich Circular Walk; Maelor Way; Sandstone Trail; Shropshire Way Northern Circular Route; Shropshire Way Route 22 - Grindley Brook to Wem; Shropshire Way Route 23 - Ellesmere to Welsh End & Hollinwoo; Shropshire Way Route 27 - Lower Frankton to Llanymynech; South Cheshire Way
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Other Paths: Cistercian Way (Wales); Dee Valley Way; Dee Way; Great English Walk; Hope House Way; Llangollen Round; Montgomery Canal; North Berwyn Way; OswestryToWemStudyarea; Shrewsbury to Holywell Walk; Shropshire Union Canal; Two Saints Way; Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail; Weaver Way (Cheshire)
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Anytime Challenges: Sweet Pea Challenge Walk


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Route Profile:

78.4 Km (48.7 miles)
584 m (1,916 ft) ascent
116 m (381 ft)  maximum height