We followed the road to the car park for the Horseshoe Falls. The so-called falls is in fact a weir that creates a pool of water to enter the canal. This part of the canal is not navigable but more importantly it feeds water to the part of the canal that goes over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. We walked up out of the car park and looked down the hill to the falls.
After the weir’s pool there was a small building and a lock that was the start of the canal. Through the lock water was pulled into the canal to keep the levels maintained.
From our guidebook we knew that there was a ruined abbey further along this road. It was only a short drive. We passed a rather provocative change to a road sign on the way.