Froncysyllte L1 Leisure

Froncysyllte moorings are set within picturesque countryside which surrounds the Llangollen Canal in North Wales. Close by is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which was completed in 1805. This stunning piece of engineering is the longest and highest aqueduct in Great Britain and is a World Heritage Site attracting visitors from far and wide. Built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop, it is 307 metres long and eighteen stone pillars carry the canal over the river Dee valley.

This mooring site is approximately 160 metres long and provides space for up to 7 vessels moored against the off-side bank.

Site Facilities
Car Parking Drinking Water
Nearest Road

Froncysyllte is approximately two and a half miles from Chirk. To reach the site from Chirk, travel along the A5 taking the right fork at the Aqueduct Inn, Gate Road B5434. The car park is on the right, at the entrance to the moorings.

If approaching along the A5 from Llangollen, turn left immediately after the Aqueduct Inn.

Access to the Llangollen Canal is via Hurleston Junction.

Nearest Station


Nearest Town


Additional Information

A water point is at the end of the moorings, close to the aqueduct.

The nearest facilities for refuse disposal, pump out and Elsan are at Llangollen Basin which is four miles cruise down the Llangollen Arm.

The car park at the site is for public use so spaces for boaters cannot be guaranteed or reserved.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Please be aware that the locks at Hurleston are very narrow. Please contact the Northwich office on 01606 723800 for further information.

Due to the popularity of Pontycysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Town the area can often be very busy.

This is a leisure site and is determined by us to be a mooring site for the storage of boats between leisure use, customers may well spend weekends on this site, and occasionally longer periods, but it is not sold as, or intended to be suitable for long term residential use. This site does not have local authority planning consent for residential use, neither does it have the level of facilities and service expected of such a mooring. As such the offer that we have is only intended to meet the needs of a leisure boater.

Llangollen Canal
Car Parking
None/Public Road
Facilities Block
Gated Access
Viewing Arrangements

The site can be viewed from the towpath opposite.

  • Car Parking
  • Drinking Water