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The Llangollen Canal from Ellesmere
Introduction to Walk 2905

Photo from the walk - The Llangollen Canal from Ellesmere

County/Area - Shropshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 460 feet / 139 metres

Time - 4 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This walk explores the Shropshire countryside around Ellesmere. The walk includes a lengthy section of the Llangollen Canal. Unique to this area are the many natural lakes dotted across the countryside and this walk passes by three of the larger lakes or meres - The Mere, Cole Mere and Blake Mere. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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