Mach Loop, situated at The Bwlch (actually Bwlch Oerddrws) is located on the A470. This area is regularly used for low level training and has a few locations which is ideal for low level photography. If you want a pure adrenalin rush and the chance to get some fantastic photographs then the Mach loop is it. Its amazing to watch the aircraft as they fly through the twists and turns of the Welsh valleys
chirk to LLangollan canal,a cycle ride along the LLangollan branch of the Shropshire Union Canal a ride of 28km there and back.
luckily for us a brilliant day to cycle the tow path with some good photography opportunity's on the ride, starting on the 70-foot Chirk aqueduct and heading down the 421 metre Chirk canal tunnel its dead straight so you can see if a boat is coming.
Above.cycling past chirk marina with plenty of boats moored up,below. next tunnel,the whitehouse tunnel
below. highlight of the trip, Pontcysyllte_Aqueduct,built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop and a whooping 1007ft (307m) in length and a dizzy 126ft (38m) above the river dee of which the feeds the LLangollan canal of its water at horseshoe falls approx 6 mile away were the canal is level with with the river Dee
below. a tricky photo as a bit of leaning was needed over the canal and hang onto your hat as a bit windy crossing the aqueduct
Below. one of only two boats we saw on the canal
Above. a well deserved stop for a pot of tea and cake at Llangollan wharf,Below. looking down from chirk Tunnel at the end of our ride, there is free parking station road and the railway station is very nearby. a very easy and enjoyable flat cycle ride, for a shorter ride or walk starting at the marina at Pontcysyllte is worth considering with free parking there too
a spectacular walk we completed in south snowdonia starting at the beautiful and dramatic Cwm Cywarch valley to the summit of Aran Fawddwy a mountain just 30ft short of being a welsh 3000.
Following the Kerry Branch Line Abermule.... end t0 end