At last i get to go on the Llangollen Steam Railway, I have lost count of the amount of times i have walked around Llangollen and visited Llangollen railway station for some railway photography.
This was a plan B in action as low cloud on the hills and the met office says the the sun will come out at 4pm, which is bit of a wait so Plan B was hatched a while back if the weather was poor, which today plan B was put into action.
I am also going to recommend this walk as it was planned out by myself and I have not used one of my many walking books, If you like walking and trains then you will enjoy this walk, firstly the distance is 14km of flat walking along quiet lanes, which however we ventured over a hill if you walk the lane full it is approx 15-15km.
Your First port of call will be to check the times of the trains at Llangollen station and a visit to the booking office to purchase a single ticket to Carrog which at £7 is worth it for the logistics of a liner walk is completed.
The journey gave us a different perspective of the Dee Valley and the railway as the steam train made that old rickety rack, rickety rack sound the river Dee and hills dominating the journey, I could of easily stayed on the train all day, with on stop completed at Glyndyfrdwy station our train pulls in the Carrog station, incidentally if you have seen the 1995 film the "English man who went up the hill and came down the mountain" one scene form the film was filmed inside Carrog Station.
once leaving the Station head up the Lane to towards the Grouse inn (a convenient stop for pre-walk refreshments) and heading over the old pack bridge turn right on the B5437 unless you take a left to the grouse inn.
From here its just a blissfully enjoyable walk along the lane towards Llangollen, I would advice walking with caution due to the rare car that will pass, no need for a map just enjoy the walk ( star inn is on route for liquid refreshments) heading to Llantysilio while keeping a lookout for Llantysilio church which is a matter of heading past the church as you are now on Llantysilio Green and follow the signs to the horseshoe falls to enjoy the beauty and then a your walk becomes canal walk, we concluded this walk at Llangollen wharf.
- enjoy your walk
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