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35 - Llangollen to Queen's Head, Llangollen and Montgomery Canals.

Sunday 4th August 2002

07:15 start, we did not bother with a lookout through the rest of the feeder narrow sections as we did not think anyone else would be about yet - fortunately we we OK. Trevor junction at 08:30, north of Chirk Tunnel at 09:15.
Arrival at Frankton Junction with the Montgomery Canal was at 13:50, the locky was soon about and let us down early. Uneventful passage down this now established bit of resorted canal. The barren low embankment across the River Perry valley is now well overgrown and looks mature.
We winded at Queen's Head and reversed back down to the visitor moorings outside the old green corrugated iron wharf building. That night it was across to the rather packed Queen's Head ( http://www.queensheadshrops.co.uk/ we had already established that they were doing food on a Sunday evening). We started off outside, but it soon cooled down. We then managed to find a table inside. Food OK, but rather a long wait.


Llanddyn No1 Bridge No 43. Llangollen Canal.


Single file section below Llanddyn Bridge No 43. Llangollen Canal.


Looking back at the single file section below Llanddyn Bridge No 43. Llangollen Canal.


Sun Trevor Bridge No 41. Coming off the concrete re-lined section. Llangollen Canal.


Looking back at Plas Ifan Bridge No 40. Llangollen Canal.


Vale of Llangollen Railway Bridge No 39. Part of the disused line from Ruabon to Llangollen. Llangollen Canal.


Winding Point between Bridges 37 and 38. Llangollen Canal.


Looking back up at Bryn Howel Bridge No 38 and the Bryn Howel Hotel, from the winding point. Llangollen Canal.


Bryn Ceirch Bridge No 36. Llangollen Canal.


Looking back up at Plas-y-Pentre Bridge No 34. Llangollen Canal.


White Footbridge No 33. Llangollen Canal.


Postles Bridge No 32. Llangollen Canal.


Rhos-y-Coed Bridge No 31. Sharp turn right for Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Llangollen Canal.


Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Llangollen Canal.


Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Llangollen Canal.


Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Llangollen Canal.


Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Llangollen Canal.


Looking back up at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Llangollen Canal.


Coming off the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct approach embankment. Froncysyllte. Llangollen Canal.


Looking back up at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct approach embankment. Froncysyllte. Llangollen Canal.


Fron Lift Bridge No28. Froncysyllte. Llangollen Canal.


Fron Lift Bridge No28. Froncysyllte. Llangollen Canal.


Froncysyllte. Llangollen Canal.


A nice bank garden at Froncysyllte. Llangollen Canal.


Recent bank stabilisation, just up stream of Irish Bridge No 27. Llangollen Canal.


Recent bank stabilisation, just up stream of Irish Bridge No 27. Llangollen Canal.


Recent dredging at Irish Bridge No 27. Llangollen Canal.


Irish Bridge No 27. Llangollen Canal.


Whitehouses Tunnel. Llangollen Canal.


Chirk Marina. It must be Stratford Court timeshare boats hand over day! Llangollen Canal.

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Looking back up at Chirk Tunnel. Llangollen Canal.

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Chirk Aqueduct and Railway Viaduct. Llangollen Canal.

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Chirk Aqueduct and Railway Viaduct, Chirk Tunnel just beyond. Llangollen Canal.

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Chirk Aqueduct and Railway Viaduct. Llangollen Canal.

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Chirk Bank. The old A5 goes tight beside the canal here, now by-passed. Llangollen Canal.


The Poachers Pocket pub by Gledrid Bridge No 19. Llangollen Canal.


Belmont Bridge No 16. Llangollen Canal.


The new St Martin's Moor Bridge No 13. Llangollen Canal.


Frankton Locks. Montgomery Canal.


Frankton Locks. Montgomery Canal.


Frankton Locks. Montgomery Canal.


Frankton Locks. Montgomery Canal.


Frankton Locks. Montgomery Canal.


Frankton Locks. Montgomery Canal.


Looking back at Frankton Locks. Montgomery Canal.


Visitor Moorings, Sanitary Station and water points in the stub of the old Weston Branch. Montgomery Canal.


Looking back at the Weston Branch stub, from Lockgate Bridge No 71. Montgomery Canal.


The new Graham Palmer Lock, built to overcome the subsidence of the embanked section beyond. Montgomery Canal.


Graham Palmer Lock. Montgomery Canal.


Graham Palmer Memorial Stone, by the lock named in his honour. Montgomery Canal.


Graham Palmer Lock. Montgomery Canal.


The new embankment section beyond Graham Palmer Lock begins to look established. Montgomery Canal.


The cast iron swingbridge over the entrance to the still in water Rednal basin. Montgomery Canal.


Railway bridge and wharf at Heath Houses. Montgomery Canal.


Railway bridge and wharf at Heath Houses. Montgomery Canal.


Heath Houses. Montgomery Canal.


Corbett's Bridge No73, Queen's Head in the distance. The lowered pound level can be seen in the bridge arch. Montgomery Canal.


Queens Head. Wharf, A5 bridges, pub and winding point. Montgomery Canal.


Visitor Moorings on the wharf at Queen's Head. Montgomery Canal.


The new A5 Bridge from the old. Queen's Head. Montgomery Canal.


We reversed back into the still to be re-opened Aston Top Lock. Montgomery Canal.


Aston Top Lock. Montgomery Canal.


A5 Bridges, Queen's Head. Montgomery Canal.


Queen's Head Wharf. Montgomery Canal.

The Tour Continues...


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