*view of horseshoe falls


Keeping 11 miles of World Heritage Site outstanding

The World Heritage site is managed by a range of organisations working in partnership to Protect, Preserve and Promote its Outstanding Universal Value.

Aqueduct Community Association
Supporting the communities of Trevor, Garth and Froncysyllte.

Aqueduct Community Association is made up of volunteer community representatives from the villages of Trevor, Garth and Froncysyllte. We also work with the World Heritage Site Board and Delivery Groups to support achieving our aim of improving the local community for local people.

We carry out a range of projects from environmental enhancements to manning the over spill car park at Trevor Basin over the tourism season.

Canal and River Trust

Canal & River Trust
The Canal & River Trust cares for and brings to life 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England & Wales.

We believe waterways have the power to make a difference to people’s lives and that spending time by water can make us all healthier and happier. By bringing communities together to make a difference to their local waterway, we are creating places and spaces that can be used and enjoyed by everyone, every day.

Clwydian Range and Dee Valley

Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The backdrop to the World Heritage Site

The Clwydian Range and Dee valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers the dramatic upland frontier of north Wales, one of Britain’s unmissable scenic highlights.

It includes some of the UK’s most amazing landscapes and, as you would expect – it is outstandingly beautiful! You will find unmistakable chains of purple heather clad summits, topped by some of Britain’s most dramatically situated hillforts.

The AONB covers 390 square kilometers of windswept hilltops, heather moorland, limestone crags and wooded valleys, almost touching the coast at Prestatyn Hillside in the north and stretching south to the brooding Moel Fama, the highest point in the AONB at 630 meters.

Beneath imposing mountains crossed by the Horseshoe Pass, the Dee Valley winds its way through historic Llangollen, where Wales welcomes the world at the International Eisteddfod.

Most of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site runs through the outstanding landscape of the Dee Valley in the shadow of the spectacular Eglwyseg escarpment and the picturesque hilltop ruins of Castell Dinas Bran.

Undiscovered by many, yet easy to explore, this magnificent landscape offers fascinating heritage, colourful culture, delicious fare and the warmest welcome.

Pontcysyllte Safle Treftadaeth Y Byd World Heritage Site logo

Our Picturesque Landscape Project
A Landscape Partnership Project

Our Picturesque Landscape is an exciting new project that centres on the landscape of the Dee Valley and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site. It takes as its themes the inspirational journeys that have and continue to be a feature of the area which is cut by the canal, Telford’s A5 and the River Dee. Visitors have drawn inspiration from this beautiful valley in art and poetry since the 18th century and it continues to draw tourists in search of the sublime.

Shropshire's Great Outdoors

Shropshire’s Great Outdoors
Discover what Shropshire has to offer from special landscapes, fantastic countryside to outdoor experience and activities.

The Shropshire Outdoor Partnerships Service is the part of Shropshire Council that maintains and develops recreational access, conserves and enhances the natural environment and encourages people to improve their wellbeing by being active outdoors.

*Pontcysyllte Aqueduct