Cruising across ‘The Stream in the Sky’

Setting off from our Whitchurch canal boat hire base in Shropshire, Gareth Butterfield recently enjoyed a mid-week break with Drifters on the Llangollen Canal.

Accompanied by his wife and their two dogs, they cruised through the Shrophshire countryside and into Wales.

The highlight of their trip was crossing the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, 126ft high above the River Dee.

They also enjoyed visiting the historic town of Ellesmere, which Gareth describes as “a charming town with a wonderful mix of shops”.

Another highlight Gareth describes was the wildlife they saw along the canal, as it took them through the Marches Mosses, the third largest area of lowland-raised peat bog in the UK.

You can read Gareth’s full review at WalesOnline: