Chirk to Chirk (Via Llangollen and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct)
£600pp (£1200 per charter)
Trip 17 – 7th To 10th September (3 nights)
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).