Barging About: Llangollen Canal – Day 4

Our final day started by re-crossing the aqueduct, we were now seasoned old hands. Only the day before the Olympic torch crossed it on a barge drawn by 3 men, how weird is that!?

We then boated uphill(!) all the way to Llangollen, and not only is that strange, but very hard work. The water tears down a narrow channel at only 1 mph less than we can move forward at. Still it was worth it.

We walked up the final stretch (motor barges not allowed) to the start of the canal where it springs from the river Dee at the Horseshoe falls. The canal was all very pretty but not a patch on the natural beauty of the river as it tumbled over the rocks.

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