Autumn reflections in the Llangollen Canal

A blaze of colour - beautiful autumn shades reflected in the Llangollen Canal, near Ellesmere.

Autumn reflections in the Llangollen Canal

Moments earlier some very noisy ducks had been creating ripples in the water, so I had to wait for them to move on before I could get my shot.

This is my favourite stretch of the canal, which crosses the border between England and Wales.

It links Llangollen in Denbighshire with Hurleston in Cheshire, passing through Ellesmere and Whitchurch.

I actually took this picture last year, but have only just got around to editing it and making it available to buy as a 1000-piece jigsaw, on sale here.

North Shropshire is home to 46 miles of canals, including the Shropshire Union Canal and an 11-mile stretch of the Montgomery Canal, which joins the Llangollen Canal at Lower Frankton, near Ellesmere.

I always used to explore the county's canal network on foot, but one day I decided to take to the towpaths using a folding bike.

It turned out to be enormous fun, and I managed to cover a lot of new ground.

Best of all, it was quite a liberating experience as I could take only a limited amount of camera equipment with me.

This made a very plesant change from carrying my usual bag, which is weighed down with two stones of gear.


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