Montgomeryshire - Montgomery Canal - Arddleen to Weshpool
How to get there -
Arddleen is on the A483 about 8 miles south of Oswestry. For Details see the start map. For those with SatNav a nearby postcode is SY22 6RU.
To do this as a one way trip you will need to leave a car at the Powysland Museum in Welshpool where there is a Pay & Display car park. For those with SatNav the postcode is SY21 7AQ
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Suggested Launch Site -
Park at Burgedin Lock Cottage and portage 100 yards past the locks before putting in.
Start by portaging (100 yards) to below the locks at Burgedin Lock Cottage. You will immediately pass Wern clay pits (now Wern Nature Reserve) and the remains of the Wern Corn Mills which were powered by the overflow from the locks.
This is the low point of the canal which now rises past the four well spaced locks to Pool Quay. The trip ends at the Powysland Museum in Welshpool
This trip is nearly six miles and 5 locks with a portage past the locks at the start.
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.