Back to the future as Nightingale House invites you to explore your local heritage

A unique showcase of the fabulous history that North East Wales has to offer is due to take place this May.

Organised by local hospice, Nightingale House, the World Heritage Walk on the 21st May will give supporters the chance to follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest architects the region has ever seen.

Fundraisers can explore the legendary tow paths and footpaths of Llangollen and Oswestry – an area steeped in local heritage – while taking in the breathtaking sights of the iconic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, known as the stream in the sky, as well as the Chirk Aqueduct, Trevor Basin and the Chirk Tunnel.

The free 12 mile walk, which coincides with local and community history month, begins at the Lion Quays in Oswestry at 10:15am where, a complementary shuttle bus will transport supporters to the start of their walking adventure at the Chainbridge Hotel, Llangollen.

“North East Wales has many amazing and enjoyable walking areas,” said Amanda Kinsey, Fundraiser at Nightingale House. “We have so many treasures and assets, as we all are aware, so to compact them all in to one walk really is a unique opportunity.

“The self guided 12 mile stroll is no great distance to walk on a summer’s day but, in historical terms, it provides a giant leap into our local heritage. You will follow in the same footsteps as Thomas Telford and William Jessop while exploring this superb tapestry of different places that everyone should see at least once.

“We are not asking for a registration fee for the World Heritage Walk but we would challenge our walkers to raise as much sponsorship as they can to help our hospice families.

“The route is suitable for the whole family, even your four legged friends, and we really would encourage everyone to get their walking boots on and get involved. You will come back with a head full of historic memories and the knowledge that you are supporting people whose lives are shorter than they should be,” she added.

For more information about the World Heritage Walk, contact Nightingale House on 01978 314 292 or email