The existing towpath was badly eroded and required reconstruction in order to enable improved access for pedestrians, wheelchair users and cyclists.
Funding was provided from Denbighshire Council through a TAITH regional transport plan grant from the Welsh Assembly Government and the scheme was developed working closely with Sustrans (the National Cycle Network), and British Waterways acting as overall Client coordinator.
As the site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is currently one of 28 UK World Heritage status sites, utmost care was required in order to prevent damage to any part of the site and surrounding structures. The programme included hard surface, edgings, fencing and soft landscaping.
Work was completed without closure of the towpath at any time and has now enabled a significant increase in accessibility for both local and tourist visitors.