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Walking the Dee - without getting wet

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 10:04 UK time, Wednesday, 18 March 2009

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The concourse between the marine lake and Dee estuary at West Kirby, by Temporary Diversion on Flickr

If you've got the legs for it, there's a new walks guide, The Dee Way, following the Dee estuary to its source at Llanuwchllyn offering 23 linear day-walks linked to local transport, a 57-mile estuary walk and a 14-mile circuit of Llyn Tegid.

The Dee is a popular feature of our website, probably because it meanders through much of the region and, therefore, is an ever present feature in many people's lives.

For me, I'm 'home' when I drive into Wales and over the river on the A55 between the Sainsbury's and Wrexham junctions on the outskirts of Chester. You know the spot I mean, look left as you go over the road bridge [just beyond the on-slip from Boughton] and you can't help but be impressed by the size of that river passing quietly below.

It's there again when walking over the Clwydian Range. From Moel Famau I can see all the way over to the Flintshire Bridge spanning the estuary, and as far as West Kirby, or taking the kids for ice cream at Llangollen we can hear it crashing over the rocks below the stone bridge.

Where's your favourite spot of the Dee?

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