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A canal walk to a great pub: the Aqueduct Inn, Llangollen, Wales

29 days ago   |   By The Guardian

It's not on every walk you see boats float across the sky. The Pontcysyllte aqueduct, and the detour along Offa's Dyke Path, are worth pondering over a fine pint The canal boat drifted gently across the sky, 40 metres above the ground. Two men in a canoe followed. They were wearing lifejackets, although parachutes might have been more appropriate. There is, it is safe to say, nowhere else in the world that you can float your boat so far off the ground as on this bit of the Llangollen canal, on Thomas Telford's masterpiece, the Pontcysyllte aqueduct. It is a 307-metre long cast-iron trough...
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