Pete's Montgomery Canal Photo-site.
Waen Wen (Pant) to Llanymynech (dry)(Section6).
This “dry” section contains water from Bridge19 to Llanymynech
but the water is at a lowered level as far as the embankment.
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Leaving the Waen Wen area of Pant.

We come to another obstacle in the path of the restoration.

The canal bed has now got a sewer pipe running in it.

Note:-  A box manhole is to be found in the canal bed.
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Further along the “dry” canal bed as we pass below Pant.

The path of the sewer pipe is still clearly marked by the mound of earth following the line of the channel.
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Also below the village of Pant.

Before we reach the next bridge, it is a surprise to find a section of the dry canal bed that appears to have had  bank restoration on the towpath side.

A long section of bank piling is very prominent on the towpath side.
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At Pant, we come to Bridge Number 88.

This carries the continuation of Station Road over the canal.

Note the tunnel that passes through the left hand side, this originally carried a tramway to the interchange sidings at Pant Wharf.
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South of  bridge 88 seen in the previous photo.

The bed of the canal is marked by a depression in the field.
The canal was very wide in this area.
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Continuing  south from the grass covered  area .

The towpath passes once more through an area of scrub and trees growing in the canal bed.

The towpath is fine for walking but it is advisable to pick dry weather as when wet, it becomes quite slippy , especially when it arrives at the old railway embankment.

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Dense undergrowth below Pant where the path of the canal path  passed below the railway embankment.

This scene is far from the busy scene that you would have witnessed in the canal's heyday.

The area that you can see is where the paths of the railway and canal used to cross.
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Leaving the overgrown area where the railway and canal cross.

We come to a field that shows signs of the path of the canal bed.

Lime Kilns Wharf area is seen in the distance.

An edge-rail tramway used to carry limestone from the northern end of Llanymynech quarry to the base of the lime kilns adjacent to the canal.
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A close up view of the lime kilns.

A bungalow has now been built above the structure.

Try to picture the scene of the kilns as they used to be with the tramway and wharf in the foreground.
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Bridge 91.

Leaving the lime kilns wharf area, you can rejoin the towpath again by passing under the bridge.

The canal is in water past the bridge but at reduced level.
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Looking  south from  direction of Bridge number 91 and the the lime kilns.

There is water in the bed but this is not at normal level.

Note. A seat has been installed to the left of the towpath, and a short distance further on  there is a Montgomery Canal milepost.
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The milepost mentioned in the previous caption.

Newtown 25 miles, Welsh Frankton 10 miles.
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Further along this same section.

We come to a further obstruction this time in the form of a pipe crossing the channel.
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A mixture of brightness and gloom.

This photo was taken  where the railway once more passed over the canal near to the Llanymynech Heritage Area.

The canal , in water past this point, is capable of carrying boats.


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This plaque is sited on the top of the old railway embankment shown in the previous photo.

It shows a plan of the area as it was at the time when transshipment between canal and rail took place.
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This was the scene in Feb 2006 from below the  railway embankment looking towards Llanymynech village.

As you can see in the photo’, a new winding point had just  been created .
The dam  seen here with the pipe in is to keep the water  beyond  at a level suitable for boat use.

The tall chimney seen beyond the trees marks the site of the Warren Continuous Lime Kiln which is part of the Llanymynech Heritage complex.
For those of you interested in industrial archaeology. You can find the Llanymynech Heritage Focus Group  on :-
www.llanymynech.org.uk
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