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LCT:001

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Hidden : 10/22/2012
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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03/08/2015 Please don't leave any throw downs at any cache under the LCT Name.

Llangollen Canal Trail

 


For the North Wales mega these caches will be supplied with a logbook that should hold up to 1000 signatures. In the event that a log becomes full  please try to provide a replacment, Be sure to write the cache name on the front of the new log. It would be appreciated if the full log books can be returned.


The LLangollen Canal Trail is a series of caches running from the Horseshoe falls West of LLangollen. The trail has been set up for those who like a good walk.

This cache marks the start of the LCT along with the start of stage 1 which runs from cache 1 to cache 45 for a distance of 6 miles.

I would be greatful if you could write a detailed log of your experiene on LCT:001. Please enclude the majority of your photos from the series on this listing.


The Llangollen Canal (Welsh: Camlas Llangollen) is a navigable canal crossing the border between England and Wales. The waterway links Llangollen inDenbighshire, north Wales, with Hurleston in south Cheshire, via the town ofEllesmere, Shropshire. In 2009 an eleven-mile section of the canal from Gledrid Bridge near Rhoswiel through to the Horseshoe Falls, which includes Chirk Aqueduct and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, was declared a World Heritage site byUNESCO

The waterway, from which the modern canal takes it name, was built when work to complete the Ellesmere Canal was halted in the early 19th century. The Ellesmere Canal was to be a commercial waterway that linked the Port of Liverpool to the West Midlands. However due to a variety of problems, such as rising costs and rival competition, the scheme was never finished as intended. As the waterway never reached its proposed main source of water at Moss Valley, Wrexham, a feeder channel was constructed along the side of the Vale of Llangollen to the River Dee; the work created the Horseshoe Falls at Llantisilio.

The Llangollen line became the primary water source from the River Dee for the central section of the incomplete Ellesmere Canal. As such it was not built as abroad-gauge waterway but as a navigable feeder branch. Eventually the Ellesmere Canal became part of the Shropshire Union network in 1846.

In the 1980s, British Waterways took the decision to rename the surviving central sections of the Ellesmere Canal as the Llangollen Canal. As a rebranding of Britain's industrial waterways as leisure destinations, it has encouraged usage and promoted restoration


Public transport info.

For those wishing to complete LCT:001-045 it is recommended that you park at the Pontycysllte Aquaduct and take the No 5 bus (Timetable) from Trevor to LLangollen An hourly extention to Corwen will take you to Berwyn railway station close to LCT:001.

For those who wish to complete LCT:001-085 it is recommended that you park in Chirk and take Bus service no 5A(timetable) to llangollen. you may be able to change onto the No5 service to Corwen at LLangollen.

For those wishing to complete LCT:046-085 it is recommended that you park in chirk and take the Above 5A service to Froncysyllte.

 


Thanks go to the Canals and Rivers Trust for allowing the LCT to be established.
And to Sir harveyjj for the LCT No1-45 profile badge


This cache meets the urban placment guidelines

 

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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