Illustration of a patch of greenery filled with flowers, with hedges and trees lining the back.

Hedge benefits

DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF HEDGELAYING and hear from volunteers working to protect dormice, bats and nightingales via canal-side hedgelaying projects around the network.

Test strips: The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Words, artwork and soundscape: Rob St John The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in North Wales carries the Llangollen Canal high above the River Dee valley. Designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1805, the ‘Ponty’ spans over 300 metres across the wooded valley, its arches rising 38 metres through the treetops. The longest aqueduct in Great Britain,…