How to get there -
Llanymynech is near the A483 6 miles south of Oswestry, grid ref SJ266211. A small parking area is available off the A483 at Llanymynech Heritage Area. Alternatively you can park in the car park behind the Dolphin pub just to the west of the crossroads in the village. For those with SatNav the postcode is SY22 6EA.
If you are doing this as a one way trip you will need to leave a car at Burgedin Lock Cottage, Arddleen For those with SatNav a nearby postcode is SY22 6RU.
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Suggested Launch Site -
The suggested launch site is at Llanymynech Heritage Area. For those with SatNav the postcode is SY22 6EA
Starting at the Heritage Centre this trip includes not only interesting industrial archaeology but then continues across the Vyrnwy Aqueduct, originally opened in 1796and then follows the course of the hills to the west, running through woodland and the rolling countryside.
Passing through Arddleen the trip ends at the British Waterways Offices at Burgedin Lock Cottage which comprises a picnic area and a small complex of listed structures including the cottage, old toll house, store and pigsty.
Above the locks at Burgedin can be seen the disused Guilsfield Arm, running off to the west. From the locks there are lovely views of the Breidden Hills and the Long Mountain.
The trip is a little over 5 miles past two locks and three road portages.
The Friends of The Montgomery Canal have Canadian Style Canoes, with equipment, available for use on most of the 35 mile length of the canal. The more that boaters use the canal the better it keeps the weeds down. The canoes are based at Pool Quay and Maesbury and can be borrowed for a donation .Tel:- 01938 590543 or Tel:- 01691 831455.