This is the view of the River Dee which runs through Llangollen taken from the centre of the bridge.
This is the view from the other side of the bridge.
Believe it or not, we've seen kids jumping from here into the river in the summer. They would surely be killed if they tried it at the moment.
After lunch we took Chico for a walk to the Horseshoe Falls which is just under 2 miles from the marina.
This is a horseshoe shaped weir designed by Thomas Telford in 1806 to divert some of the water from the River Dee to supply the Llangollen Canal. The water then carries on down the canal for 26 miles to Hurleston Reservoir and the Shropshire Union Canal.
|start of the Llangollen Canal, water is diverted from the |
river through this pump house into the canal
This derelict chain bridge spans the river at the Chain Bridge Hotel. There's a sign on the gate saying that it's under major reconstruction. I think they've got a long way to go yet!
Arriving back at the marina (you can just make out the boats through the trees) you can see how beautiful the scenery is around here.