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SPONSORED WORLD HERITAGE WALK
The Sponsored 13-mile walk is along the legendary paths of Llangollen and Oswestry, an area steeped in local beauty and heritage.
STEP INTO YOUR LOCAL HISTORY
8th April 2018
Free Shuttle Bus
Free Route Map
9.30am – Register your arrival at Lion Quays once you have parked your car.
10.30am – Your free shuttle bus will transport you to the Chain Bridge Hotel.
11.00am – Arrive at the Chain Bridge Hotel – Tea and Coffee available.
11.15am – Briefing for all walkers.
11.30am – Walk to start.
3.00pm – Once you have completed your walk you will receive a certificate on completion and you can collect your car.
The walk will last approx 4/5 hours (For a slow walker) and will arrive back at the start point (Lion Quays) at about 3/4pm
Pushchairs and dog walkers welcome!
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and canal consists of a continuous group of civil engineering features from the heroic phase of transport improvements during the British Industrial Revolution. The canal brought waterborne transport from the English lowlands into the rugged terrain of the Welsh uplands, using innovative techniques to cross two major river valleys and the ridge between them. It was built between 1795 and 1808 by two outstanding figures in the development of civil engineering: Thomas Telford and William Jessop. Through their dynamic relationship the canal became a testing ground for new ideas that were carried forward into subsequent engineering practice internationally.
It was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 2009 and to be included on the World Heritage List, sites must be of outstanding universal value.