With the Year of the Sea campaign currently going on in Wales it is the perfect time to explore our North Wales waterways….and there are more ways than you think to experience them.

With a World Heritage Site as the main attraction for our waterways it is very easy to miss other water-related activities for you to try out.

Take a horse drawn boat ride over the canal waterway


Walking or cycling along the canal path? Sounds like too much exercise for a holiday.

Why not go along the World Heritage Site canal by boat that is being pulled by a horse. It is the perfect method of transport along the canal and set within the stunning town of Llangollen in the Dee Valley, this activity really caters for all ages.


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Llanogllen Canal
Llangollen Wharf – Horsedrawn Boats

Whitewater raft down the River Dee


For a more adventurous ways of seeing and experiencing the power of the River Dee then why not kayak or paddle-board down the mighty Welsh river. With water-sports becoming even more popular as an attraction to do then this is a perfect rainy day activity (as of course you’ll get wet anyway!).

With many water-sports providers in the Llangollen area you can be sure to find the perfect adventure filled activity and get the adrenaline kick on your next holiday.


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Llangollen Outdoors


Dare to walk over the ‘Stream in the Sky’


Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and is open to be kayaked, cycled, walked or barged over if you dare.

Standing at 307m long, 38m high no one would blame you for being a bit nervous in crossing this stunning World Heritage Site but you are rewarded with a stunning view of the Dee Valley.

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See the spectacular Underneath the Arches firework display


“THE BEST EVENT IN NORTH WALES!” – Visit Wales Tourism Awards 2018!

Celebrating Thomas Telford’s 11-mile Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site, Underneath the Arches is a music & light spectacular with a family-friendly atmosphere!

Nestled under the towering 126ft pillars is the Bont playing field which will be transformed into a picnic in the park style evening on Friday 20th July!

See this unique spectacle


Undernaeth the Arches - Wrexham
Underneath the Arches Firework Display 2017

See the waterfall at Nant Mill


Set within the woodlands of Wrexham, Nant Mill is a stunning park that makes for a great walk for all ages and for dogs (don’t forget your lead). With plenty of benches to stop at along the easy going route, the whole family can enjoy the stunning surroundings.

The Visitor Centre nestles in beautiful ancient woodland alongside the enchanting River Clywedog. Nant Mill is located on the Clywedog Valley Trail, which winds for 6.5 miles through glorious countryside from Minera Lead Mines, through Nant Wood and Plas Power Wood, where Offa’s Dyke can be seen, passed the Bersham Iron Works and Heritage Centre, the impressive Erddig Estate and on to King’s Mill in Wrexham.

With a spectacular waterfall it really is the perfect place to escape from all stresses and get back to nature.

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Discover Wepre Park


Wepre Park is an ancient woodland rich in wildlife and history. The meaning of Wepre is thought to be derived from ‘Gwy’ – water, and ‘bre’ – hill, or Gwybre as it was perhaps once called. The name Wepre has changed many times in the last 800 years. Some variations are:- Gwybre, Weppra, Gwepre, Wepper, Wepra, Gweppra and Weppir.

The dam and waterfall were created by the Victorian residents of the Old Hall. Originally water was sent from here into a turbine that produced electricity for the Hall. Now they add to the beauty and atmosphere of the area and is the perfect relaxing soundtrack for a weekend walk. We don’t have many waterfalls in our North Wales waterways so this is a unique selfie location.

No other park in the region has such a rich combination of features. With the best free children’s playground in the region, two football pitches, acres of beautiful woodland walks, a well-managed fishing pool, and a recently modernised and manned Visitor Centre…..you won’t want to leave or you’ll be wanting to return.

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