Llangollen is one of Britain's most picturesque canals.
At 46 miles long,
it winds its way from the foothills of Snowdonia through Shropshire into Cheshire's
Along its route look out for some fantastic spring wildlife.
Waterways are a great place to see wildlife from a very
different perspective especially during the spring months.
- Go bat watching in Northern Ireland or try Osprey spotting
at Rutland Water.
- Visitor Guide
Canal, Llangollen, Wales.
Waterways - 01606 723800|
Meander trails - download leaflet.|
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Narrow boating - if you'd like to follow in Mike Dilger's footsteps, there
are several companies that hire narrow boats along this route. Alternatively you
can walk to the wildlife along the picturesque towpaths.
forms part of the Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve
four miles south west of Whitchurch.
Picnic area at Colemere.
walks along Colemere and the Ellesmere Canal towpath.
Binoculars for bird watching.
Bird watching. Dragonflies
depending on area but some towpaths are even and paved.|
Llangollen Canal - the nearest
towns are Llangollen in the south and Nantwich in the north. The aqueduct is located
Colemere is located three miles south-east of Ellesmere.
Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve is four
miles south west of Whitchurch and 10 miles south west of Wrexham.
Mere - Kingfisher site on the canal bank and a beautiful spot. The mere is right
next to the canal.
Wood Lane Reserve - ½ mile walk down country
lane from the canal near Ellesmere Port.
Roadside parking at entrances
to Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve. Larger car
park at Manor House. Parking at Colemere.
Woodland and The Mosses are all free to enter throughout the year. |
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