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We are made up of community representatives from the 11 mile canal corridor that is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site.

Years of participation in the local community


The communities have played a vital role in getting the status and now we can focus on moving forward and become involved in the management of the site and also develop events and activities for communities and visitors to the canal. Not only did communities want to form a group but this is also a requirement of the World Heritage Site Status.

The 11 miles of canal is from the Horseshoe Falls to Gledrid Bridge, this covers the following communities – Llantysilio, Llangollen, Trevor, Garth, Cefn Mawr, Froncysyllte, Pentre, Chirk, Glyn Traian and Chirk Bank.

Would you like join us as a volunteer?

Friends of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site are always on the look-out for volunteers to join us. With a range of positions available for people of all ages to come and help us.

If you are interested in becoming an Aqueducks volunteer then use the form below to let us know and we will contact you.

We are looking for enthusiastic people to:

   Join us at aqueduck meetings

   Event Helpers

   Guided Walks

   Canal Litter Pickers

   Planters / Weeders

The list is not exclusive, many people have a vast local knowledge or skills that can help enhance the group and drive it forward in an ever changing world. Whatever your skills or experience, we would welcome your input.


Welcome to the official ‘aqueducks’ website, the on-line home to the Friends of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site. We are a group that has nearly 3 years of working and helping in the local community. The aqueducks group was launched on Friday 6th August 2010, 2.00pm at Trevor Basin.


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aqueducks Members:

Jackie Allen: Chairwoman

Maggie Rowlands: Secretary

Peter Harling: Vice Chairman | Hi-Tech

Sonia Jones: Treasurer

Lesley Richards: Biodiversity

In 2011, aqueducks was asked to work with After Offa “Living Life Along the Border” to help create a website. The focus of the website was ‘An oral heritage project about community, memory, landscape & story to remap the region between Chirk Castle, Bronygarth and Sycharth Castle, Llansiln.

This project has now come an end and the website was in danger of being lost. feels that not only should we preserve our past but also protect valuable digital media.

Local children helped to create this site and we at aqueducks felt that it should be preserved.

Preserving digital media

Original After Offa Website