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Denbighshire

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day8

    Off to the Source

    April 14 in the United Kingdom

    This morning we reluctantly had to return our boat to the marina. This was a long journey which took all of one minute from our mooring to where we picked up the pilot. He skilfully manoeuvred the boat up to the pontoon in less than 5 minutes, this would have taken Andrew considerably longer. Andrew hauled our luggage up to the car before we said goodbye to Penny.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our week on the boat and would love to do it again. Our experience with Black Prince is very positive; the boat was spotless, well designed and the service felt personal. The Llangollen Canal was a good one for beginners, although a summer trip may not be the best time to go. The Grindley Brook Staircase and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct can have queues of up to 4 hours at peak times. We waited no more than 10 minutes at either.

    Having handed back the boat by 09:30 we decided to make use of the final day of our holiday by re-visiting a couple of highlights. We drove the short distance to Trevor and walked along the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, taking a few more photos along the way. We remembered the hustle and bustle of Sunday as we crossed on the boat. That day we were the subject of many other people’s photos!

    We then drove to Llangollen, made our way back to the wharf and walked the 1 3/4 miles further up the canal (un-navigable to all but horse drawn boats) to the Horseshoe Falls where we had lunch. This is the source of the canal, where water from the River Dee is drawn off and starts the 46 mile journey towards the Shropshire Union Canal. This felt like a fitting end to our journey, not including our return to Harrogate, one we will always remember.

    Thank you readers for joining us on our first canal adventure. We hope you have enjoyed floating along with us.
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  • Day13

    Rhuallt Country Park

    October 5, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Der Rhuallt Country Park ist im Moment im Umbau und so staunten wir nicht schlecht, dass die WC's und Duschen in einer Baubaracke waren. Das versprochene Gratis-WIFI im Campingführer war auf einem kostenpflichtig und die Abwaschbecken hatten kein Wasser. So mussten wir unser Geschirr im Waschmaschinenraum abwaschen, am besten hätte man es wohl gleich in die Waschmaschine und in den Tumbler gelegt.

    Camping: http://www.rhualltcountrypark.co.uk/
    Bemerkungen: zur Zeit im Umbau, Waschanlagen in einem Provisorium, Empfang im Restaurant
    Wetter: Morgen stürmisch und Regen dann aber schöner und bewölkt
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  • Day1

    Brecon Beacons

    April 8, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    First stop on our year off was Wales..
    Expecting cold and wet, we had beautiful sunny days and lots of fun with the family.
    Via Bristol to Brecon Beacons we picked up Juliet on the way to met Jen, Doug and the girls. Visited the national showcaves - 250 dinosaurs, 3 caves and a playground - lots to keep all of us entertained!
    then we were off to celebrate Richard and Nia's wedding at the stunning Lake Vrynwy.Read more

  • Day19

    Over the Aquaduct

    September 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    The day looked much brighter setting off from Chirk! Not many boaters get up early either it seems and we were all by ourselves going over Chirk Aqueduct and then into the Chirk Tunnel. The aqueduct is 70 feet high and beside it is a 100 foot high viaduct. A lovely warmup to the big event later in the morning. Goodness that tunnel is so long, about 1377 feet to be exact, which doesn't sound like much but took ages to go through. Very eerie too in the early morning with the mist rising off the water!

    The day was brightening up nicely and we came to the Pontcysylite Aqueduct built in 1805, 125 feet high and spanning a 1000 feet across the valley. I was just praying that they really did build things to last back then, cause it didn't seem like there was very much keeping us up there.

    It's a eerie feeling floating across this skinny little waterway so high up and only a thin metal railing on one side. Not that I looked down that side I was firmly planted on the walkway side. Even Graham got a bit freaked out I think.

    Another couple of hours cruising through a really pretty section of the canal and some really narrow one way sections we arrived in Llangollen. What doesn't sound anything like it's spelt, which seems to be a feature of most of the Walsh language. I don't know how the kids ever get the hang of it!

    Llangollen is a really pretty little town with some cute shops even a couple of op shops, lots of pubs and the gorgeous River Dee running through the middle of it. We parked up in the marina and then headed into town for lunch. Don't think we've had a bad meal since we got here and today didn't disappoint either.

    Took the bikes off after lunch and headed up to Horseshoe Falls. Glad we had the bikes or it would have been a bit of a hike. It's not really a waterfall at all but a weir to feed the canal from the river, so a bit disappointing really. But we called in for a drink at the Chainlink Bridge and enjoyed some beautiful views of the Dee River thundering past and watched the steam train stop across the river, so not a wasted trip.

    Rode back down to the boat and had an hour or so chat to the neighbours, who are farmers and their narrow boat is their escape for a few weeks and weekends a year. Now off to find some dinner. Ha ha must seem like all we do is eat and drink but really that is one of the best parts!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Denbighshire, DEN, Денбишър, Sir Ddinbych, דנבישייר, デンビーシャー, 덴비셔 주, Denbigšyras, Денбишир, Денбігшир, 登比郡

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