Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
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
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Planning your visit
History & heritage
Things to do and see
Download your free local map
North Road, Llanymynech, Powys SY22 6ER
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Once you're parked up, it's free to walk the towpath
For customers of the local pubs/restaurants
Nestled on the Montgomery Canal, the English/Welsh border runs down the centre of the main street of Llanymynech. Enjoy family walks with one foot in England and one foot in Wales!
Nearby you'll find Carreghofa Locks, Hoffmann Lime Kiln, Offa's Dyke, Llanymynech rocks.
Historically, limestone quarried on Llanymynech Hill was loaded at the wharf. Now the community-run visitor centre, based in the stables of the old Sun Inn, provides information displays, exhibitions on the canal and local area, as well as offering a small cafe.
The whole area is a rare, natural treasure, with much of the Montgomery Canal holding SSSi status. Currently split into three sections, the canal restoration project now has the go ahead.
Bringing back the beauty
Follow the Montgomery Canal restoration project here
Places to eat:
There are picnic benches at the Llanymynech Wharf Visitor Centre, Hoffmann Lime Kiln and Carreghofa Locks or you can lay down a blanket on the banks of the canal
As well as the resident ducks, you may see green woodpeckers and even peregrines
By car - public car parking is close to the visitor centre
Download our free regional guides
Nine regions to choose from - over 120 fantastic places to visit