* Puddles on the Llan Canal towpath
NOW that it is has taken responsibility for running the UK’s canals network the new Canals and Rivers Trust might well splash out on curing a long-standing problem in Llangollen.
While the towpath running from Llan to Trevor is solid and well drained the stretch from the wharf towards the Horseshoe Falls turns rapidly into a mud bath when it rains – as it has been doing quite a bit lately.
Puddle links up with puddle to turn a pleasant stroll into a soggy obstacle course.
The only way to negotiate the muddy waters is to find stepping stones across them or tiptoe precariously along the path’s stone edging, ebing careful not to fall in the canal and get an even bigger dowsing.
Why the quality of one stretch of towpath can vary so wildly from one nearby is a mystery – and one which the new Trust should address, llanblogger belives.
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