On this navigable section, small craft can be launched from a slipway near to the winding point at Red Bridge ( Bridge 106).
Access can be gained by taking the B4392 towards Guilsfield . Turn left over Bridge 104, then immediately turn right to pass by Burgedin Locks. Continue down this narrow lane until you pass over Red Bridge . The access to the slipway is on your right.
Adjacent to Red Bridge ( 106 ) is the overflow weir to the river.
This was used in the past to power the former Wern Corn Mill by the side of the canal. (Now only a trace of the buildings remain.)
Also nearby was a brick and tile works (owned by the canal ) and served by a narrow gauge railway from the nearby clay pits. The clay pits now form part of the Clay Pits Nature Reserve. Picnic table and parking area is by the entrance.
Gwern Middle Bridge (Bridge 107).
The next bridge after leaving the Clay Pits Nature reserve is the Gwern Middle Bridge.
Tanhouse Bridge (Bridge 108).
From here the canal follows a straight path before, first, a left and then a right hand bend bring it onto a course running parallel with the A483 trunk road at Tirymynach.
Bridge 109 .
At Tirymynech, framed in the bridge hole of Bridge 109, you will find the bottom gates of Bank Lock.
Bank Lock lifts the canal 8'6" from this bottom pound .
View looking towards the top gates of Bank Lock.
The familiar Montgomery paddle gear stands prominently by the lock side.
It is possible to turn a small boat at this point.
Photo taken during the 2005 Dinghy Dawdle.
Cabin Lock (Lock 110).
In the summer of 2000, British Waterways carried out major maintenance repairs to this lock, namely the rebuilding of the banking and lock chamber walls.
Above Cabin Lock (Lock 110).
The area above Cabin Lock showing the familiar Montgomery paddle gear.
The tranquility of the area is well expressed in this scene.
View from Cabin Lock.
This is the scene across the valley from Cabin Lock.
Crowther Hall Lock (Lock 111).
In a pleasantly wooded setting, Bridge 101 frames the bottom gates of Crowther Hall Lock.
Crowther Hall Lock has a rise of 9' 2".
Above Crowther Hall Lock.
The lock keepers cottage.
To the left of the photo, screened by the trees, you will find a winding point.
This photo was taken during the 2005 Dinghy Dawdle.
Pool Quay Bridge (Number 111).
Once more a bridge precedes a lock..
Framed by the bridge are the gates of Pool Quay Lock which has a rise of 8' 11".
This lock is the last lock before the long pound that extends to Welshpool, it is on the fringe of the village and you reach it after passing the church.
Pool Quay Lock (Lock 112) with its lock keeper's cottage.
The frequency of these cottages gives one an idea of how busy the canal was in it's heyday.
Pool Quay itself was once a busy inland port with boats of up to 50 tons navigating the Severn up to this area and, for a short period it served as a trans-shipment point.
Abbey Lift Bridge (Bridge 112).
The Offa's Dyke long distance footpath follows the towpath along this section before you reach the Abbey Lift Bridge.
The bridge itself gains it's name from the site of the Strata Marcella Abbey which, on dissolution of the monasteries had left light industries that provided the canal with some of it's business.
Leaving Abbey Lift Bridge, the canal swings away from the road .
A winding point is then passed as the canal follows the edge of the steep wooded hillside.
Foot Bridge (Bridge 113).
The canal continues to follow the edge of the steep wooded hillside before you come to a footbridge, (Bridge 113) that carries a path from the road across a wetland area and into the woods.
From the footbridge (Bridge 113).
The views across the Severn Valley are superb. This photo towards Welshpool doesn't do them justice.
The Moors Farm Lift Bridge (Bridge 114).
Seen here as we approach Buttington. The lift bridge is adjacent to Moors Farm that provides B & B Farmhouse Accommodation.
Buttington Wharf and Bridge (No.115).
At Buttington Wharf you will find a picnic area that is adjacent to the site of the lime kilns. Although the lime kilns are hidden from view by the trees and shrubs to the left of the photo’ they can still be visited.
Buttington Bridge (Bridge 115).
Buttington Bridge as seen from the towpath on the approach from the Welshpool side.
Between Pool Quay and Welshpool, you come to Heulwen Wharf from where the trip boats for the handicapped operate. HEULWEN/SUNSHINE .
Leaving Heulwen Wharf you pass under Bridge 116. Seen here from the Welshpool side.
At this point, you are only a short distance from Gallows Tree Bank Bridge ( 117) on the outskirts of Welshpool.
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Pete's Montgomery Canal Photo-site.
Arddleen, Poolquay, Buttington (Section10).
This section is navigable and will be updated when changes occur.
After leaving Burgedin Locks and heading towards Newtown, the canal heads into open countryside before swinging back once more to run parallel with the A483 Trunk road at Tirymynach.