1:- Atop the Aqueduct
About 1¾ miles, l00ft height gain. Allow one hour.
Leaving the town car park in Chirk by the side of the Hand Hotel, turn left and walk for 150 yards. to the Church. Turn right carefully crossing the main road and continue along Castle road.
Follow this road for about 5 minutes then, just before a road junction, turn left at an' Aqueduct' sign and walk down a British Waterways track to the Shropshire Union Canal.
Once on the canal towpath, look right to view the canal entering a tunnel. But now turn left to cross the Aqueduct. Whilst walking across the Aqueduct you will see the Viaduct running parallel to it on your right, and the River Ceiriog flowing under both bridges below. Also looking to your right you can see a magnificent view of part of the Ceiriog Valley.
Follow the towpath for
about 11 minutes to reach a road bridge at Chirk Bank. Turn sharp left here
and follow the road downhill to the Bridge Inn. Cross over the main road and
go left over the river bridge. Immediately after the river, by the entrance
to the old mill, now "Seventh Heaven", either keep ahead on the road uphill
into Chirk, or take the signposted footpath on the right and follow it
alongside the old millrace, swinging right up and across a meadow to a
stile, and so into Chirk.
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