A ROUTE within Chirk has been named one of Britain’s 100 best walks as part of an ITV programme.

In the television special, Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100, presenters Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba counted down through a guide to the 100 finest walking routes in Britain.

The list was decided by votes submitted from the British public and was unveiled when the programme aired on January 3 at 9 am.

Amongst those 100 walking routes was the Chirk to Llangollen canal walk.

Being placed at 60 on the list, the walk along the Llangollen Canal begins at the Chirk railway station, and continues along the Chirk Marina.

The trail then continues north to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which walkers cross over the River Dee. It then passes through the Vale of Llangollen before finishing in the town.

This variety of features is highlighted within the programme as giving visitors plenty to look at and engage with during their walk along the route, such as the moored boats and passing trains in the first section.

The programme singles out the Chirk to Llangollen route for its contrast of picturesque countryside views and breath-taking engineering draws.

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct stands out as a notable attraction, having been completed in 1805 it stands as the longest aqueduct in Britain and the highest canal aqueduct in the world.

A footpath running alongside the canal allows walkers to see that impressive height for themselves before moving through the scenic Welsh hills offered by the Vale of Llangollen.

Britain’s favourite Walks: Top 100 is still available on the ITV Hub for the remainder of January.