We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Montgomery Canal trail

The Montgomery Canal brings wildlife right into the centre of Welshpool and the Canal & River Trust has 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

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Our trail follows a 1.2 mile (2km) mile section of the Montgomery Canal. There are 10 stop points, each marked with a QR code.

 Example QR code for stop 8 for Montgomery Canal trail

You need a free QR reader app (or an NFC-enabled phone) to find out what the code contains. Search for ‘QR reader’ on your smartphone AppStore/Market, or go to www.i-nigma.com.

At each stop, scan the QR code to find out fascinating facts about the canal and its wildlife.

Fun for children

If you’re walking the trail with children, download the free activity sheets.

They are full of fun wildlife facts about everything from alien invaders to amazing amphibians, bully birds to ferocious fish.

The trail
 Illustrated image of Montgomery Canal trail map

Water warning

Canals are fun places, but they can also be dangerous. Remember:

  • Stay SAFEStay Away From the Edge
  • Never swim in canals – swimming pools are much nicer!
  • Keep off the ice as you might fall through

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. 

Remember

  • Stay SAFEStay Away From the Edge
  • Never swim in canals – swimming pools are much nicer!
  • Keep off the ice as you might fall through

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Last date edited: 17 July 2015