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
(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
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 http://www.montgomerycanal.me.uk/
. Click the link to see more.