Canoe Days Out

Denbighshire - Llangollen Canal - Llangollen to Chirk Bank

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How to get there - Llangollen is on the A5 ten miles or so into Wales. At Langollen cross the bridge onto the A542 and head north-west for a mile to the Motor Museum on the left.

For those with SatNav the postcode is LL20 8EE.

As this is a one way trip you will need to leave a car at Chirk Bank (see end map) which is on the B5070. As you cross the River at Chirk Bank (the Bridge Inn), turn south for a quarter of a mile and park near the canal.

For those with SatNav a nearby postcode is LL14 5BY.

Get a map with driving directions to start or end (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - Launch over the bank at the Motor Museum.

General Description - This is a 10 mile trip through magnificent scenery which includes two aqueducts (the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is one of the wonders of the canal system) and two tunnels (Whitehouses Tunnel is 191 yards long and Chirk Tunnel is 459 yards).

For more complete details of the trip see the blogg in the links section.

The Bridge Inn is a convenient place for a drink at the end but there are no suitable pubs on the way.

Comments on this trip

York Bloke
29 Oct 2015
How did folk get on across the aqueducts

02 Sep 2011
Another excellent access point is from the BWB Pontcysyllte Aqueduct car park in Trevor. (OS ref 272 423) It is possible to drive to the waters edge for loading and there are plenty of car parking spaces and even loos. Could get crowded at weekends in high season. Check via Google street view. (2/9/11)

16 Apr 2010
An alternative start is to go a little further west to the Chainbridge Hotel. The car park by the canal is for residents only but you can unload here before parking in the free public car park up the hill and walking back to your canoe via the foot path, bridge and iron steps.


Llangollen Motor Museum
The Aqueducts
The Bridge Inn
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