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News article created on 11 September 2017

Join a yoga first - reach new spiritual heights at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Glandŵr Cymru, the Canal & River Trust charity in Wales, is inviting visitors to reach new spiritual heights at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal World Heritage Site in North Wales - by joining in an outdoor yoga session overlooking the stunning Dee Valley.

A boat crossing the Pontycysyllte Aqueduct A boat crossing the Pontycysyllte Aqueduct

The free yoga session, run by Gaele from Be Balanced Yoga, will be held on Wednesday 20 September, 11am – 12 noon.

Ani Sutton, local development and engagement manager with the Trust, explained: "What better way to lift the spirits than by joining in this new yoga class in the inspirational setting of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – the highest aqueduct in Britain.

"It’s the first time we have held an outdoor class like this. We are hoping for fine weather but have a gazebo on hand just in case. As well as the yoga class, visitors can also enjoy a walk along the canal, across the aqueduct and refreshments in our floating café."

Constructed by canal engineers Thomas Telford and William Jessop between 1796 and 1805, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is one of the wonders of the waterways and forms the centrepiece of the canal World Heritage Site.

Measuring a record-breaking 1,000 feet long and 126 feet high, the aqueduct carries the beautiful, rural Llangollen Canal over the River Dee valley. The cast iron trough is supported by 18 slender sandstone piers and 19 elegant arches, each with a 45 feet span.

Advance booking for the yoga session is essential. Places can be reserved by visiting our visitor centre at Trevor Basin or by calling 01978 822912 or email TrevorVisitor.Centre@canalrivertrust.org.uk