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I have recently started on my first adventure in the Lord of the Rings virtual challenge, walking through the Shire from Hobbiton to Bree. I have to confess to getting lost on my adventure. After almost 30 miles walking I found myself back where I started in Hobbiton…

Comments Off CherryPie on Apr 16th 2022

Chirk Tunnel is 420m (459 yards) in length and is one of two tunnels at Chirk; the other is the shorter Whitehurst Tunnel. The tunnels are significant in that they were the first tunnels in Britain to incorporate a tow-path.

14 Comments CherryPie on May 28th 2011

Chirk aqueduct is 70 feet high and was built between 1796 and 1801 by Thomas Telford and William Jessop.

The ten circular masonry arches of the structure, each spanning 40 feet, have piers carried between them as pilaster strips. There is no cast iron trough carrying the water of the canal, as at Pontcysyllte. Instead, the [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on May 27th 2011

I had a very relaxing day yesterday pottering around the countryside.  The weather was glorious and surprisingly for a bank holiday it seemed quite quiet.  I took in the mere at Ellesmere, Whittington Castle and Chirk aqueduct.
I then went home to freshen up and visit Mum for an evening meal of slow roasted lamb.  It [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 25th 2011