Canoe Days Out

Montgomeryshire - Montgomery Canal - Berriew to Welshpool

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How to get there - A483 / B4385 junction 6 miles south of Welshpool. Roadside parking.

For those with SatNav a nearby postcode is SY21 8BU.

Get a map with driving directions to start or end (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - Launch from towpath adjacent to road. Finish at canal wharf in Welshpool where you will find the Powysland Museum.(see end map).

General Description - The trip down to Welshpool crosses a couple of aqueducts, and is pleasantly rural with cows, herons and moorhens. There are very few powered boats as the Montgomery Canal has not been re-connected to the rest of the Shropshire Union network. About 3 locks to be portaged. Return to start to pick up the car by bus (Arriva service 75, 2-hourly)

The canal higher up, from Berriew towards Newtown is navigable with difficulty, with many obstructions - notably where culverted under the re-aligned A483. There are two dangerous portages across a fast main road. Down from Welshpool I think you can get to Llanymynech, about 8 miles, but not tried out, and there is an interesting heritage site there.

There is a canal museum in Welshpool, and other tourist sites as shown under 'links'.

BCU or British Waterways permit needed.

Some of the photographs have been provided by Pete at Click the link to see more.


Welshpool Canal Museum
Powys Castle
Welshpool-Llanfair railway
Llanymynech Heritage
Canoeists Guide to the Montgomery Canal

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The last trip loaded was Great Haywood to Great Haywood (Circular Route) on the River Trent / Trent & Mersey Canal by Peter Robinson