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It was another glorious day so our first stop of the day was the Horseshoe Falls. The falls are not a natural falls. This artificial, crescent shape weir was built in 1806 to feed water from the River Dee into the canal. Close to the falls is the Chain suspension bridge with a hotel with a lovely terrace overlooking the River Dee ideal for morning coffee.

Our next stop was the ruins of Vale Crucis Abbey. The Abbey was established in 1201 by Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor of Dinas Bran to establish the first Gothic abbey in Britain. The abbey was painted by Turner on one of his visits to the area.

From the abbey we made our way across the Horseshoe pass stopping to take a walk on the moors with some magnificent views across the hills before returning to base via Ruthin a charming little town.

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