Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Trevor to Llangollen Canal Walk
This circular walk takes you along the Llangollen Canal from the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct to the nearby town of Llangollen. It's about a 4 mile walk along the flat towpath to the town and just over 8 miles for this circular walk which climbs above the canal to the north.
The walk starts from the aqueduct car park near to the canal and the Trevor Basin. From here you can pick up the towpath and follow it west through the Vale of Llangollen to the town. You then head north from the town to visit the historic Castell Dinas Bran. Here you can explore the ruins of a medieaval 13th century castle. There's also some fine views over the area from the elevated position of the castle. Near the site you can pick up the Offa's Dyke Path and follow it east towards the Panorama Walk. The route then heads south east through Trevor Wood before returning to Trevor.
PostcodeLL20 7TU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Trevor to Llangollen Canal Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Trevor to Llangollen Canal Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Trevor to Llangollen Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Trevor to Llangollen Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
A new floating café has opened at Trevor Basin where you can enjoy some refreshments at the start or end of the walk. They do a good range of meals and snacks in a delightful location. Just to the north you'll find The Telford Inn where you can enjoy a pub meal. It's located next to the canal at postcode LL20 7TT for your sat navs.
Just to the south there's The Aqueduct Inn. They have a balcony here where you can enjoy fine views of the canal and the aqueduct. You can find the pub at Holyhead road, Froncysyllte with a postcode of LL20 7PY.
The route is a good one for the dog with some nice woodland trails on the return leg. The Telford Inn and Aqueduct Inn mentioned above are also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head south east along the river from the village and you will soon come to Ty Mawr Country Park. The National Trust's Chirk Castle is also nearby and has some nice trails to follow around the grounds.