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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.
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
We have written a short guide on how to looking after your Walking Boots and Shoes, to save you money make them last longer. Even your ultra modern, Gore-tex lined boots and especially fabric boots and shoes need looking after so that they can look after you.
Breathability works both ways Continue reading How to Look After your Walking Boots and Shoes
The 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
Llangollen has a rich history of outdoor adventure, the valley’s natural resources have lent themselves to adventure for many years. The Llangollen Adventure Lectures bring together the local adventure community to share experiences and inspiration.
The River Dee is one of the UK’s most reliable and well known white water rivers, with a history of racing and touring in canoes and kayaks, now rafted for pleasure most days of the year and was also once the home of regular cardboard canoe races down the rapids of the Serpents Tail. In the past charity rallies have brought thousands of kayakers to the river in the course of a single weekend. Continue reading The Llangollen Adventure Lectures
Llangollen Walking Festival
Held at the end of April / beginning of May, this festival has guided walks for all levels. Some even providing free beer.
Corwen Walking Festival
Just 12 Miles away up the River this festival has lots of picturesque and historic walks in September each year.
With options from a 3 hour guided walk to 20 miles in the hills around Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), this is run by The Rotary Club in May.
Wrexham Walking Festival
Several of the walks in this week long festival visit the Llangollen area, this runs in June each year.
The Offas Dyke Path
Running from Chepstow in South Wales through to Prestatyn in the North this National Walking Trail takes in several local walks including Trevor Hall Woods, and the Llantisilio escarpement, with great views over the Dee Valley and Dinas Bran.
The Llangollen Round
A combination of elements of the Dee Valley Way and North Berwyn way, this is run as a Bi annual one or two day sponsored challenge for runners and walkers.
The Dee Valley Way
Following the hills north of the River Dee
More of a canal side walk, but finishing at the river, walk from the centre of town to Horseshoe Falls on the Llangollen Canal.
Castle Dinas Bran
You can not pass through Llangollen without seeing the ruins of Castell Dinas Bran atop the hill overlooking the town. A 40 minute climb will give you a taste of the areas long history as you walk to the 14th century ruin. You’ll need to take a long hard look to spot some of the carbon fibre rods holding some of the ruins together.
North Berwyn Way
The Berwyn Mountain Range is never busy, but is the home to many Raptors and is consequently a Special Area of Conservation.
There are many other local walks exploring Llangollen’s Natural, human and industrial history. The town and Valley include a World Heritage site and three Special Areas of Conservation, beautiful views of Mountains and the River Dee, woodland walks and much more.
Just pop into our shop in the middle of town, for advice, guidance and maps.