Llangollen 2011

A tour of the Dee Valley and Clwydian Range.

Llangollen is a popular tourist destination in northeast Wales, close to Wrexham. It sits in the Dee valley, dividing the Berwyn mountains, Llantysilio Mountain and the Ruabon Moors, just south of the Clwydian Range. Most of the tourists appear to be from Liverpool, as the local mountains are the closest mountains that can be seen from Liverpool. It's so popular, in fact, that you are more likely to hear a Liverpudlian accent than a North Walian one. Although most of the area deserves to be in a national park, only the Clwydian Range is covered by the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - nearly a national park, but not quite. A large part of the Clwydian Range is also covered by the Moel Famau Country Park, extending roughly from the north edge of Moel Arthur to the south edge of Foel Fenlli, and from the west edge of the hills to the Alyn Gorge and Loggerheads Country Park.

The images in this gallery are presented completely out of sequence to produce a logical progression through the gallery. If you really care (you don't), the original order was: journey up, waterfalls, Eglwyseg, kayaks, canal trip, aquaduct revisit, horseshoe pass, Clwydian Range, Alyn, railway trip, journey back. Maybe that will help you make sense of the changing light conditions.