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Silent Movement - Our gap year travelling the inland waterways

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Pontycysyllte Appreciation

Yesterday evening we made the return journey over the mighty aqueduct. Mooring at the visitor moorings on the Frontcysyllte side.

In the sunshine this morning we went on a walk to explore Thomas Telford's amazing aqueduct again. 

Another of the transport red plaques.
looking up

                                                             and up....

its feet firmly planted in the river bed,

across to the other side; 
                                                                                                                  1,0007ft on 19 pillars

126 feet high   

                                                                   20 arches; 53ft wide
cast iron trough sitting on top.

And finally, from the top of Frontcysyllte village, looking across the valley to Trevor, linked by this wonderfully audacious aqueduct.

Friday, Llangollen - Frontycysyllte
5 miles, 1 aqueduct
Saturday, Frontycysyllte - Ellesmere
13 miles, 2 locks, 2 tunnels, 1 aqueduct


  1. Its impressive isnt it. But getting the killer photo is really frustrating! All the best sight lines are blocked by trees...

    1. And I will never match your standard, Andy.

  2. How long are you on the Llangollen for? We will be going into Swanley Bridge for the winter on October 9th.

    We are crossing the Mersey tomorrow!

    Linda x

    NB Mary H

    1. Hope the journey was good, and you have enjoyed Liverpool. Will probably be off Llangollen by then.

  3. KATHLEEN AND ANITA1 October 2012 at 04:56

    Must say I am thoroughly enjoying travelling with you!

  4. I would love to travel over that!