After chatting with Stu about where to go this weekend we have decided to go down to llangollen and have a paddle around.
The plan is to meet up at the car museum at 11 am and take it from there if anybody is interested.
Let me know if you want to come for a .
Hopefully Stu will be along at some point to fill in the details.
This has been posted initially on sotp here
With the replies
Yes that's right , 11am at the motor museum ......pink wellies optional
The motor museum is just outside Llangollen as you head up the hill towards the Horseshoe pass , it is signposted but it does not give you a lot of warning
I am not sure yet how far we are going ( i think firebreather and Tom are doing the welsh version of the DW or something) but 4 or 5 hours paddling seems about right , the canal feeds from the river Dee at Llangollen so there is a nice 4mph current to carry you along
For those not wishing to be quite so energetic or not brave enough to go over the Pontcycllte aqueduct then we can shuttle your car down to the Trevor basin or anywhere else you fancy as your get out point , I will be taking the trailer to make shuttling easier
there are a few landmarks and features along the way like the Pontcycllte and Chirk aqueduct's(126 ft and 70ft high ) the Chirk tunnel (1200ft )and the Whithouse tunnel ( 191 yrds ) also some great views of the welsh countryside as well
Im looking forward to it, especially the aquaduct firebreather has been telling me about!
also, on the DW note, im looking at entering (maybe just the endeavour class this coming easter) and wondered if any North West paddlers were entering? any tips/advice welcome!
So please feel free to add anything either here or there as I will be watching both Pm me for my phone number closer to the day.