Llangollen Canal :: Shared Description

The Llangollen canal is an arm of the Shropshire Union canal that runs from Hurleston Junction to Llangollen with a wide variety of scenery along its course. Its total length is 46 miles, but the last 1½ miles from Llangollen to Llantisilio is unnavigable by any boats over about 10' length.
The canal's vital statistics for craft are:
Length 72 '
Beam 6'10"
Headroom 7'
Draught 2'3" (Hurleston to Pontcysyllte) 2' (P. to Llangollen)
These are the maximum dimensions for any craft, based on the minimum dimensions of locks & bridges.
There are a total of 21 locks on the canal, but only two between Llangollen and Whitchurch (a distance of about 31 miles). One of the most notable things about the canal is the strong flow especially in the "narrows" near Llangollen and in the tunnels near Chirk. About 12 million gallons of water passes down this canal from the River Dee to the Shropshire Union every day.
The most famous feature of this canal is the superb feat of engineering that is the 200-year-old Pontcysyllte Aqueduct rising 126' above the River Dee and running for over 335 yds - for more information on this see the numerous photos for squares SJ2742 and SJ2741
by Rob Farrow
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SJ4233 : Llangollen Canal at Colemere by David Dixon
SJ6049 : Llangollen Canal south from Baddiley No1 Lock by Jo Turner
SJ2742 : Rhos-y-Coed Bridge, Llangollen Canal by Stephen McKay
SJ2142 : Why stand? by Stephen Craven
SJ2742 : Trevor Basin and The Telford Inn by Rob Farrow
SJ3632 : Llangollen Canal near Frankton Junction by Stephen McKay
SJ3934 : Ellesmere Basin by Stephen McKay
SJ2741 : Bascule bridge and footbridge below Froncysyllte (3) by Stephen Craven
SJ2142 : Llangollen canal marina by Stephen Craven
SJ2342 : Llangollen Canal west of Sun Trevor Bridge by Stephen McKay
SJ5345 : Willeymoor Lock, Llangollen Canal by Stephen McKay
SJ2142 : Dydd Un and Lady Eleanor by Gerald England
SJ2342 : Llanddyn Cottage by Stephen McKay
SJ2442 : Bridge 40, Llangollen Canal by Richard Law
SJ3532 : 'Romantic Lady' at Maestermyn  by Stephen McKay
SJ3831 : Llangollen Canal near Broom Bridge by Stephen McKay
SJ3632 : Rodenhurst Bridge, Llangollen Canal by Stephen McKay
SJ5747 : Thomason's Winding Hole, Llangollen Canal by Stephen McKay
SJ2742 : Swing bridge near the Pontcysyllte aqueduct by Chris Allen
SJ3933 : Shropshire Union (Llangollen) Canal approaching Ellesmere by David Dixon
SJ5241 : Llangollen Canal west of Whitchurch, Shropshire by Roger  Kidd
SJ4534 : Shropshire Union (Llangollen) Canal, Hampton Bank Bridge by David Dixon
SJ2342 : Llanddyn no 1 Bridge, Llangollen Canal by Stephen McKay
SJ2541 : Llangollen Canal under Plas Isaf Bridge by Stephen McKay
SJ5346 : Quoisley Bridge near Willey Moor in Cheshire by Roger  Kidd

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Created: Thu, 27 May 2010, Updated: Wed, 13 Oct 2010

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