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Lakes, meres, rivers, canal and waterfalls in Shropshire and Wales.

Shropshire’s Lakeland at Ellesmere, Llanrhaeadr waterfall, The Montgomery Canal, Lake Vyrnwy and the River Severn. Waterways wander through the Shropshire and Welsh countryside, so get wet and wild or take a tranquil stroll around these beautiful places in the UK.

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Explore the waterways of Shropshire and Wales

From the heights of Llanrhaeadr Waterfall, one of the wonders of Wales, to the gentle curve of the Horseshoe falls on the River Dee and over to the delightful timber framed Melverley Church on the banks of the River Severn, water runs through the Borderlands.
This is no ordinary watery landscape though! The impressive heights of the aqueducts at Chirk and Pontcysyllte are awe inspiring and a rainy summer day (they do happen occasionally in the Borderlands) will see Llanrhaeadr Waterfall at its finest in full flow.
Shropshire’s own lake district is Ellesmere and the meres around the town, settled in the ice age now offer lovely walks and boating. Maybe you would like a spot of fishing? There is excellent coarse fishing in the mere.
The Montgomery and Llangollen Canals enjoy the best of the North Shropshire and North Wales countryside and are ideal for ambles along the tow paths. Whilst the Llangollen Canal is a busy thoroughfare, take a walk along the soon to be restored “Monty’ for a more relaxed day out. See if you can spot a heron or a kingfisher. Ready for some refreshment? There are a few canal side pubs too to enjoy too.
Don’t miss the chance to take a trip on the canals either. The horse drawn boats in Llangollen offer a leisurely trip along the canal or a motorised trip over the aqueduct.  
The River Severn meanders through Shropshire and spots to see it at its best are Melverley Church, Shrewsbury Town and the iconic Ironbridge Gorge.
Don’t miss Llanrhaeadr Waterfall – it is one of the seven wonders of Wales and David Beckham called it ridiculously beautiful.

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