GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Llangollen Canal

49 miles (79 km)

Enjoy a waterside walk or cycle along the Llangollen Canal. The canal runs from Llangollen in Wales toHurleston near Nantwich in Cheshire. You can walk along the canal towpath from start to finish, while cyclists can enjoy the section from Llangollen to Chirk using National Cycle Network routes 85 and 84. This first section starts at the wonderful Horseshoe Falls just to the west of Llangollen. You then head through Llangollen to the wonderful Pontcysyllte Aqueduct where the canalis carried over the valley of theRiver Dee. The magnificent structure is the longest and highest aqueduct inBritainand aWorld Heritage Site. There are wonderful views of the Dee valley from this major highlight on the route. You can explore the Aqueduct by clicking on the google street view link below.
You continue to Chirk where you will pass the National Trust owned Chirk Castle. The castle has award-winning gardens and a 460 acre estate to explore so is well worth the small detour from the canal.
The next section runs to Ellesmere passing Hindford and the pretty Frankton Locks on the way. At Frankton Junction you can pick up the Montgomery Canal which runs to Newton. When you reach Ellesmere you will pass close to the lovely Ellesmere Country Park where you can enjoy lakeside and woodland walks.
You continue east to Whitchurch passing the delightful Colmere Country Park, the Ellesmere Canal and Bettisfield on the way. The final section runs from Whitchurch to Hurleston passing Marbury (with its series of meres) and Wrenbury.

Llangollen Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llangollen Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking

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GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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

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