2 June 2009

Cruising Llangollen Canal

Over the bank holiday weekend I was fortunate enough to enjoy a lovely day out on a canal boat. We hired the Dydd Un for the day from Llangollen Wharf as a birthday present for my Father-in-law.

We started out bright and early driving over to Llangollen and the weather could not have been any better. It was fairly quiet when we arrived ready to collect the boat but by the time we were on our way it was becoming much busier. As we were waiting for other members of our party to arrive we were able to explore the boat. Heading down the stairs there was an indoor room with a little kitchen area and a small toilet. From there you head out to an open area with seating down the side of the barge, perfect for spotting the wildlife as you gently pass by.

The route suggested is approx 10 miles heading down towards the Trevor Basin, over the Pontsyclle Aquaduct and back again. On our way we moored near the Telford Inn for a delicious lunch in the sun.

It was a perfect family day out and I would recommend it to anyone. We soon got to grips with the steering and there are plenty of helpful people to lend a hand for when we went a little off course. The views in the part of North Wales are stunning and they were made even better by the gorgeous weather.

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