I’ve spoken to a few people recently who’ve expressed surprise that it’s possible to get from the East of England to Llangollen by inland waterways. If you want to check out just how extensive the network is, click here.
That map is provided by the Canal and Rivers Trust that took over from British Waterways. CRT manage the majority of our rivers and canals and the map shows both theirs and others.
If you want to plan a route, or see how I’m doing then try this link. CanalPlan covers all UK inland waterways, you can input a start point (Tempsford Bridge South for Seren) and end point (Llangollen Basin) and CanalPlan works out the route. Unless I fall behind schedule I’ll probably deviate from the quickest route through Brum in favour of the ‘Old Line’ as it’s said to be prettier. If I’m way ahead nearing Llangollen then I’ll detour down the Montgomery to Maesbury and back.