The landlady at our B&B told us we had to go to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and see the canal boats running through it.
She was a teacher and had at one time decided to kayak the aqueduct with a bunch of her students. “The aqueduct is high in the sky and has a narrow channel of water running through it…” She was afraid of heights so it was a terrifying experience and she never did it again!
Sign for the walk to the aqueduct.This angle, looking down the channel, gives no sense of how high up it was.A canal boat making its way down the narrow channel of the aqueduct.The front of a different canal boat where you can see how high up it is.Looking down at the river from above.Way down.There’s a walk along the bottom of the aqueduct.Here is an overgrown bench down on the walkway.A view of the river from below. An artwork made of pickaxe heads celebrating the mining history of the area.Looking up from below.