GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Chirk to Llangollen Canal Walk

9 miles (14.8 km)

An easy waterside walk along a nice section of the Llangollen Canal from Chirk to Llangollen. The route runs for a distance of just over 9 miles, passing the iconic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct along the way.
The walk starts on the canal next to Chirk railway station. You follow the towpath north to the pretty Chirk Marina where you can see lots of boats moored.
The route continues north to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which you cross over the River Dee. The early 19th century structure is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain. There's a handy information point nearby where you can learn all about the history of the aqueduct.
The canal then turns west to head through the beautiful Vale of Llangollen, passing Trevor before coming into the finish point in the town.
To extend your walking in the area you could visit the 13th century Chirk Castle which is located just to the west of Chirk at the start of the route. The castle has award-winning gardens and a 460 acre estate to explore so is well worth the small detour from the canal. You could also try the Panorama Walk which will take you up to the lovely World's End. The attractive gorge is a great place for a walk with pretty streams, little waterfalls and attractive woodland.

Chirk to Llangollen Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chirk to Llangollen Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Chirk Marina - geograph.org.uk - 432129

Chirk Marina

Llangollen canal at Pentre - geograph.org.uk - 586281

Llangollen canal at Pentre

Llangollen Canal, approaching Bridge No. 28 - geograph.org.uk - 586108

Llangollen Canal, approaching Bridge No. 28

Crossing Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - geograph.org.uk - 715957

Crossing Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Llangollen Canal at Trevor - geograph.org.uk - 640648

Llangollen Canal at Trevor

Llanddyn Lift Bridge, Shropshire Union Canal - geograph.org.uk - 368956

Llanddyn Lift Bridge, Shropshire Union Canal

Canal Bridge 41 - geograph.org.uk - 811581

Canal Bridge 41

River Dee and Railway Station, Llangollen - geograph.org.uk - 794988

River Dee and Railway Station, Llangollen

GPS Files

GPX File

Chirk to Llangollen Canal Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Chirk to Llangollen Canal Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')