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4th June 2017 Coach Trip

Coach Trip to Llangollen

Llangollen is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site along eleven miles of canal from Gledrid to the Horseshoe Falls via the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.  LLangollen is best known for hosting the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod which is held every July and brings in some 120,000 visitors. 

A Walk       Anthony Fleetwood              12.5 miles     Moderate 
Alight car park in Llangollen then enjoy a walk to Worlds End via Panorama and Ruabon Mountain, returning by 
Offa's Dyke path with its unforgettable views of the Vale of Llangollen, with one last climb to Castell Dinas Bran to finish. 1700 feet of assent in total.

 

B Walk                    Tony Culverhouse     10  miles     Moderate

From the coach park we start with a steady climb to 1765ft on good paths with no scrambling to the medieval castle of DinasBran. (Crow Castle) The reward for our climb the magnificent view. Descending eastward from the castle we join the Offa’s Dyke path which we follow to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built by Thomas Telford in 1805 (or more correctly by the workforce, who are always airbrushed out of history!)  From the aqueduct we follow the tow path back to Llangollen.  Good paths, a bit of road walking, no stiles.        

 

C Walk                       Carol Higgins

                                                               

D Walk ​​     Paul Brown​​​    Moderate​​​​6  miles

We leave the coaches in Llangollen, cross the River Dee on the road bridge, then walk steadily uphill northwards towards CastellDinas Bran.  We walk round the base of the hill and then head north to Abbey Cottage, then south and west to cross the A542 road.  A country lane then takes us around the base of Velvet Hill to reach Llantysilio Green and Llantysilio Church. From the church we walk to the Horseshoe Falls on the River Dee, thenjoin the canal towpath for about 2 miles back to Llangollen, emerging at the station. This walk follows mainly country lanes, tracks, field paths, and the canal towpath.  Some lovely countryside, wild flowers, and lots of historical interest.

 

     

Pickup Time for the Return Journey    6.00pm  the coach

Morning (Outward) Pick-Up Points

Blackburn Coach

08:00     Clitheroe : York Street

08:05     Whalley : King Street

08:10     Harwood : Nightingales Garage

08:20     Clayton : Hare and Hounds

08:25     Accrington : Victoria Hospital

08:30     Accrington :Whalley Rd, opposite Music Box 

08:35     Oswaldtwistle : The Civic Theatre

08:40     Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog

08:50     Blackburn : Penny Street

08:50     Ewood : Empire Theatre

08:55     Darwen : Lynwood Avenue

09:00     Darwen : Boots Duckworth St

 

Burnley Coach

08:00     Nelson : Walton lane, Leeds Road

08:02     Colne : Colne Bus Station

08:05     Colne : Library

08:10     Colne : Alkincoates

08:15     Barrowford : Heritage Centre

08:20     Nelson : Bus Station

08:30     Brierfield : Town Hall

08:35     Burnley : Brennard Street

08:40     Burnley : Bus Station

08:40     Burnley : Tim Bobbin

08:45     Padiham : Whitegates

08:50     Padiham : Town Hall

09:00     Clayton : Hare and Hounds