Sadly the horse drawn boat only goes to the falls on Tuesdays and this being Wednesday our only option was to walk the 1.5 miles to the falls. Not that we minded as we could do with a stretch. Again the cut did not disappoint. The walk is through some pretty scenery and lovely tree lined vistas.
|This lovely cottage is just upstream from the basin|
|The railway in steam today|
|Wooded section on the way to Horseshoe falls|
The route to the falls is about 40 minutes walk or 1.5 miles. Just before reaching the falls one is greeted by the Bridge Inn where we had a morning coffee in glorious sunshine right beside the River Dee.
At the falls themselves we found several paddlers getting into the water and preparing to shoot the falls. Some took the simple route and slipped in but some found a nice 10 foot bank to slide down into the water.
|Just before the falls these guys were literally plunging in.|
|The falls themselves.|
|Up stream these guys were taking a less dramatic approach to entering the river|
|But they did at least shoot the falls.|
|Before we left we simply had to show the very beginning of the cut.|
|Looking back towards the basin from the start of he canal|
|Contractors working on restoring the iron bridge|
When we were nearly back to the basin we were met by the Hercules the horse pulling the pleasure boat along.
The rest of the day was spent wandering around the town. needed new laces for my trainers so we got those in an outdoor pursuit shop and then got tempted by some lovely cakes in the bakery which we had for Supper
Finally we rounded off the day with a well earned meal in the Corn MIll. Highly recommended with excellent food and good ale.
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