Short wildlife walk on the Montgomery Canal

The Montgomery Canal brings wildlife right into the centre of Welshpool and we have devised a fascinating canal trail to help you and your family make the most of this exciting waterway.

Boats moored along grassy towpath of canal Montgomery Canal

Our trail follows a 1.2 mile (2km) mile section of the Montgomery Canal, wiith lots to see along the way. 

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Begin our trail near Tesco in Welshpool, then follow the towpath out towards Powis Castle. 

The trail
 Illustrated image of Montgomery Canal trail map

Access for all

Most of the canal is accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs, but in order to avoid the 1:4 gradient down from stop point 1, you might want to start at trail at stop 2.

On the way

Explore our dedicated pages and discover what wonderful things you can see along the Montgomery Canal trail. 

1. Wildlife comes to town

2. Strange squatters

3. Digging for victory

4. Alien invasion

5. Where the wild things are

6. Still waters run deep

7. Frogs, fishes and ferocious beasties

8. Who's for fishing?

9. A peaceful place for wildlife

10. Otterly amazing

11. Watery wonders

12. Powis Castle and estate

13. Canal margins

14. Investment banks

15. Belan locks

16. Safeguarding structures

17. A careful balancing act

18. A vital connection

19. Water management

20. Nature reserves