Rock Climbing in Llangollen and the Dee Valley

The Llangollen area is not perhaps the first place that springs to mind when you think about rock climbing in North Wales and is often ignored by the hordes travelling West to the famous routes and crags of Snowdonia. But if you fancy getting away from the crowds and exploring a beautiful area with a host of climbing through the grades then It is worth stopping off to see what is on offer.

Sunset Climbing at Furry Wall, near Trefor quarry, Llangollen
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Llangollen and Dee Valley Welsh Adventure Bucket List

Our Welsh Adventure Bucket list for Llangollen on the Dee Valley includes rock climbing, paragliding, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, hill for, mountain biking, the river in the sky, fishing, a charity challenge, fell running and wild swimming. What would you add?

Have you….walked up Dinas Bran, paddled down the river, flown the skies, climbed the rocks, seen the black grouse, visited a hill fort, mountain biked a local trail, crossed the aqueduct, done the round, caught a fish, canoed the canal, biked up the Gwernant, ridden One Giant Leap, visited a mountain top, run a local fell race, swum in the river, attempted the Horseshoe pass time trial, the Hell Hole and the pillars at Dinbren?

 
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The Llangollen Royal International Pavilion

The Royal International Pavilion was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992. It provides the main venue for the annual Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, where musicians and dancers from across the world compete in a spirit of friendship and harmony.

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A guide to canoeing the Llangollen Canal World Heritage Site

Some may not like the idea of canoeing on a canal, but when the canal in question is the Llangollen Canal World Heritage site and in an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooked by mountains to North and South West that are Special Areas of Conservation and which itself overlooks the famous River Dee (another SAC) it is a pretty special experience. If you include the stunning bridge in the sky, a 126 foot high aqueduct then you are in for a stunning day out on the Llangollen Canal.

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Llangollen will be heaving in July…why not join us?

Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and 50,000 visitors converge on Llangollen to sing and dance in a combination of competition, performance and international peace and friendship. This year’s 70th International Eisteddfod runs  3rd – 9th July.

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Self Guided Adventures in Llangollen

there’s a good amount of most kind of adventures in the Llangollen area, here is our run down. Let me know what I’ve missed.

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Paddling the Llangollen Canal

from Horseshoe Falls to Pontcysllte Aqueduct the Llangollen Canal is a world heritage, popular in both canoe and kayak, plus the odd Stand up Paddleboard. The canal is fed from the River Dee and heads into the Midlands, with two aqueducts, one 126 feet above Continue reading Self Guided Adventures in Llangollen

 
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Events in Llangollen in 2017

Llangollen is a town of 3000 or so residents in North East Wales, just an hour or so from Liverpool, Manchester and the outskirts of Birmingham. If you have ever driven into North Wales on the A5 you will recognise the view as the mountains rear up and close in around you and Castle Dinas Bran rises up on it’s own hill top to your right. The valley has been carved by the River Dee, a magnet for white water kayakers, canoeists and rafters from all over the world.

We have picked a few of our favourite events coming up in 2017, if we have missed yours please add it in the comments below. If you get them to us soon then we can add them in to this article.

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Events in Llangollen in 2016

Llangollen is a town of 3000 or so residents in North East Wales, just an hour or so from Liverpool, Manchester and the outskirts of Birmingham. If you have ever driven into North Wales on the A5 you will recognise the view as the mountains rear up and close in around you and Castle Dinas Bran rises up on it’s own hill top to your right. The valley has been carved by the River Dee, an magnet for white water kayakers, canoeists and rafters from all over the world.

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Explore Offa’s Dyke at the Tentipi Gathering

underhillheadThe 2016 Tentipi Gathering is being held this year at Underhill Farm on the Shropshire-Welsh border in the village of Pant (24th-26th June). Located near Oswestry, a section of Offa’s Dyke is only a stone’s throw away, and makes an interesting walk to investigate. Continue reading Explore Offa’s Dyke at the Tentipi Gathering

 
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