- To keep the aqueduct as light as possible, the skinny masonry piers that hold it up are partly hollow and taper at the top.
- The mortar in those piers was made of oxen blood, lime and water. Kind of like treacle toffee!
- It has 18 piers, each 126ft high, and 19 arches each with a 45ft span
- The aqueduct holds 1.5 million litres of water and takes two hours to drain.
- The structure is 1,007ft long, with the River Dee running beneath it.
I will be taking my new wide angle lens of course (16-35mm) still not quite sure of the plan for the shot, having not been there before, but with any luck the autumn leaves will still be clinging on in sufficient numbers and the sun will be providing enough of a glow to add some colour to them. The weather does not look great for the week ahead - so it's waterproofs all the way - including a set for my Nikon.