With views of the Ceriog Valley, Chirk Aqueduct built by Thomas Telford for the Llangollen canal is one of Chirk’s little gems! Walk, kayak, SUP or even canal boat over the aqueduct and enjoy the stunning scenery….
It’s one of my favourite places to visit after I’ve popped to a nearby cafe which does great pancakes and good strong Wifi. The most quietest times to go are Monday – Thursday before 10am. Bring your camera and capture the stunning back drop or the frequent canal boats that pass through.
Chirk Aqueduct was one of the first parts of Wales I discovered when I used to pass through to get to Oswestry to see friends. I found it super strange how the train route takes you from England into Wales and then back out to England to finally reach Oswestry by bus or taxi. My favourite part of the train ride was approaching the Ceriog Valley and looking down from the train to see the walkers bewildered at the beauty of the aqueduct and surrounding area. This felt like I’d officially left the hustle and bustle of the city!
What I didn’t realise at the time is, it would soon become one of my most visited places- since I live nearby. I’ve strolled over it a number of times now and it’s a poplar dog walking spot. Next summer I’d love to kayak it. Although I’m not too sure of the long dark tunnel at the end – 1200 ft in length. I have attempted it but as well as not being able to see anything (torch recommended) we came across a ‘wet patch’ and my mind insisted part of the pathway had gone under the canal. I turned back! It probably hasn’t as I see people coming and going all of the time but imaginations and all…
Where’s your favourite local place to visit?