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Carreghofa to Four Crosses (Section 8. Page 2)

This section is navigable for portable craft but there are dropped bridges.
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  Looking west from the towpath of the Vrnwy Aqueduct across the canal.
  The Newbridge Road Bridge is to be seen spanning the River Vyrnwy.
    This bridge used to carry the main Oswestry to Welshpool road.
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   The old Salt Warehouse at Pentreheylin.
  This is now a private house but the restoration included renovation of the original crane that you can by it's side..
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  Pentreheylin Bridge (No.97)
  This bridge is constructed on cast iron girders.
   By the side of the bridge is a low shelter that houses stop planks.

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   Pentreheylin Hall Bridge (No.98)
This was the access bridge for Pentreheylin Hall that used to be seen from the canal but is sadly no longer with us.
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    After passing through Pentreheylin Hall Bridge, the canal becomes very wide as this view looking back confirms.
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   Between Pentreheylin Hall Bridge and Parsons Bridge is an attractive   lightly-wooded  area.
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     Parsons Bridge (Bridge no. 99).
  A sign post on your left informs you that the course of  Offa's Dyke footpath leaves the canal towpath at this point.
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  Looking back towards Parsons Bridge.
A quiet section of canal before you reach Four Crosses.

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    A Montgomery Canal Signpost now tells us that we are 22 miles from Newtown and  13 miles from Welsh Frankton.
A plaque by its foot  commemorates the saving from demolition of several c1850 listed  buildings at Four Crosses. Including :-
10 Dwellings: Stables: Ex-firestation/Pickle Factory/Training Area for Welsh Boxer Dennis Powell.
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     Clafton Bridge (Bridge no.100)  at Four Crosses is seen screened by trees.  
     A large winding point exists to your right before the bridge.
  Another large winding point also exists beyond the bridge.
  
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    Looking back from Clafton Bridge.
 There is a seat is to the right of the towpath.
  
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 Beyond Clafton Bridge.( No.100) with its wharf site and winding points, the canal passes through open countryside before reaching Maerdy.  
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