Chirk2 hours ago in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C
The following day we cycled to Oswestry - we rejoined the canal tow path and walked through the Chirk Tunnel which is the longer of the the two tunnels at 460 ft. It was very dark within the tunnel, illumination from passing narrowboats assisted our view of the very narrow path. Upon reaching daylight we were confronted with the Chirk aquaduct which crosses the river below at a height of 65 ft. This was a really interesting part of the canal network, clearly being enjoyed by a number of narrowboats which passed us by.
We had a little wander around Oswestry, taking in the site of the old Castle - dismantled by the victorious Parliamentarians and there is very little of it left. The garden next to the Wilfred Owen memorial was very colourful.Read more