Planning your visit
Address: Church Street, Welshpool SY21 7DQ View on Google map
Toilets: Public toilets can be found in the town centre and supermarkets
Welshpool lies on the Montgomery Canal known as 'the Monty'. Regularly voted the prettiest canal, the Welshpool section was one of the first to be for pleasure use after being abandoned during WWII.
The towpath here is part of the Severn Way and National Cycle Network route 81, a number of other walks and trails are available from the Welshpool Tourist Information Centre. Or stop by the Powysland Museum, which sits in Welshpool Wharf for a little more local history.
Places to eat:
There are no picnic benches but there are a number of grassy areas along the canal where you could lay down a picnic blanket
Parts of the Montgomery Canal are SSSIs but even here in Welshpool you'll see ducks, mute swans and red kites
By car - there are several pay & display car parks around the town centre
By train - Welshpool Station is a five minute stroll to the towpath