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,…

Grey abandon

Known around the country as ‘Polly washdish’, ‘nanny washtail’ and ‘scullery maid’, the grey wagtail is much more than it seems, says naturalist Conor Jameson