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Planning & design
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Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
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Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
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We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
It's a rare, natural treasure so how do you bring a canal back to full use without disturbing it's SSSi status? The Montgomery Canal restoration project has the go ahead - follow how The Canal & River Trust are carefully and sensitively bringing back the full 'Monty'.
Canal restoration dream becomes reality
July 2017 sees the start of the new £4 million project
Here's the plan
Read the Montgomery Canal restoration strategy
More about the Montgomery Canal
Find out why it's one of the most important canals in the country
In the news...
Army of volunteers clear major blockage during restoration of Montgomery Canal
Paying it back
In May 2017, a community payback scheme helped to restore 500m of Montgomery Canal towpath for all to enjoy
Watch the video below of the launch of the current phase of restoration at Aston Locks on the 3 July 2017.
The water-based activities were a great success, with nearly 200 people taking part in either canoeing, angling or the coracle race - the majority of them being aged 25 or under. The Welshpool event was well-received by the local community and visitors alike, who had much fun and created some great memories to take away...
This new guided walk was well received by everyone who joined us during the Heritage Open Days. They learnt about the history behind the structures found on this stretch of the Montgomery Canal and enjoyed the beautiful landscape that surrounds it.
If you would like to retrace their steps by yourself, with friends or family, you can download the self-guided circular walk now.
Our 2017 photographic exhibition, which compiles photos from archives, workshops and a call for entries, is successfully touring towns along the Montgomery canal. After having been to Welshpool and Newtown, it will be in Oswestry in January.
On the back of this exhibition, some unique merchandise has been created to support the wider restoration effort of this stunning canal.
The Friends of the Montgomery Canal will be selling these goods on Saturday 2 December at Welshpool Winter Fair. Their stall will be in the Town Hall, in the Assembly Room upstairs, between 10.00am and 4.00pm.
A free day out
Download our free places to visit activity sheets for Welshpool or Llanymynech and take a closer look at the Montgomery Canal
Last date edited: 28 November 2017