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Chirk (Llangollen canal) to Chirk – VIA Llangollen and the Pontycysyllte


This trip will start from Chirk Bank – probably the Poachers Pocket pub (as they are quite chilled out about a car being left in their car park) … Alternatively, we can start at the Western Entrance to Chirk tunnel for an easy walk from the train station which is a few hundred yards away.​

Guests will arrive approximately 1.30pm on day one and after an introductory blah blah (and most probably glass of something fizzy) we’ll chug off to begin our adventure.

​We should be able to have a nice leisurely trip  - That said, (well written, this IS the busiest time for the canal so it may well be wacky racers around us) .  We can probably spend our first night just before the Ponty what’s it called aqueduct so as to facilitate a walk down to the river for a photo opportunity… or If not, Trevor Basin.  If Guests are REALLY keen, we can make it a late night and head all the way up to Llangollen itself and spend 2 nights moored there (if there’s room).

Pubs on route include;   Lion Quays Hotel (if we make a detour to turn around)The Poachers Pocket and the Sun Trevor.

NB – pub visits are NOT compulsory … just encouraged by Capt. Ellis.

​At the end of the trip, we’ll have been up to Llangollen Basin for 1 or 2 nights and then returned to Chirk , where   guests will depart following breakfast on the final morning.

Total distance is 18 miles and 0 locks . There are 2moveable bridges of which 1 is usually left open; 2 tunnels  -Chirk Tunnel (459 yards long ) and Whitehouses Tunnel (191 yards long) along with 2 major aqueducts (Chirk Aqueduct (237 yards long) and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (336 yards long).

Chirk to Chirk (Via Llangollen and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct)

(Llangollen Canal)

£600pp (£1200 per charter)

Trip 17 – 7th To 10th September (3 nights)

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