Spring officially arrives this weekend so get out and about!


Natalie Jones

Spring officially arrives this weekend – and communities along the 11-mile Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site corridor are being urged to walk off the effects of a long hard winter.


Pontcysyllte and Llangollen Canal Community Development Officer Piers Warburton has arranged the perfect seasonal curtain raiser with a pair of country walks that promise to be both educational and inspirational.

The walks are of a two year programme designed to engage 10 communities along the Llangollen Canal with their environment, heritage and wildlife.


By learning a range of new skills, local people can enrich their lives and improve their employment opportunities.


The walks are free and everyone is welcome to participate.


They involve:

  • This Saturday, March 27: a Tree Awareness & Identification day, starting at 10.00am from Chirk Bank Methodist Chapel;
  • Sunday, March 28: Heritage Walk in the Glyn Ceiriog Valley, 2.00pm at Glyn Ceiriog Community Centre.

Piers said the sessions are structured in an informal way and delivered by experts in their respective fields.


Piers can be contacted on 07920 810349 if you would like further details.


“These sessions are designed to increase the knowledge of communities about the environment they share with the wide variety of flora and fauna along the canal corridor," said Piers.


"The area contains an abundance of trees and we want to assemble an accurate database of their types and ages.


“The heritage day will give people an insight into the hidden history of familiar buildings and other structures along the waterway corridor.


"The 11-mile World Heritage site contains nearly 170 in all, so there is plenty to see,” he added.

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