The Montgomery Canal restoration project

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'.

Watch the video below of the launch of the current phase of restoration at Aston Locks on the 3 July 2017.  

Welshpool Canal & Food Festival 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...

Llanymynech Wharf to Vyrnwy Aqueduct heritage walk

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.

Walk to Carreghofa Locks

Walk to Carreghofa Locks, courtesy Vic Smith

If you would like to retrace their steps by yourself, with friends or family, you can download the self-guided circular walk now.

2017 Photographic exhibition

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.

Countess horse drawn boat courtesy BywaterCruises Maesbury Marsh

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.

Last date edited: 28 November 2017