Montgomery Canal Restoration
Redwith - February 2007 and July 2014
The Society has been actively engaged in the restoration of the Montgomery Canal since 1969. We restored 10 locks between 1970 and 2006. With all the locks on the canal restored, we became a channel restoration group and moved to the Redwith site in 2008. This stretch was completed in mid-2014, extending the length of the Montgomery linked with the national canal network by 430 metres. We have now started work beyond Bridge 84 towards Crickheath, where the next winding hole is located and which is about 2 miles from Llanymynech, from where the watered but isolated section extends beyond Welshpool.
If you would like to read more about this or previous projects, please see the Montgomery Canal Restoration Archive page.
Can You Help?
If you are interested in joining the restoration work parties, please contact David Carter on
or 01244 661440
New volunteers with any level of experience are welcome, our work parties are an opportunity to learn new skills under the guidance of experienced people. Tea and coffee are provided three times per day, just bring your own lunch. And maybe a cake.
Restoration Work Party Dates for 2017
Work Party Reports
To read this year's work party reports, please click on the links above
For reports from previous years between bridges 84 and 85, please see the Bridges 84-85 Archive
Alex Ball talks about plans for the remaining Montgomery Canal restoration: Making Ends Meet
Alex returns after the HLF awards a £160k development grant: Montgomery Canal Restoration
The worksite runs between Bridges 84 and 85, Pryces to Crickheath. The site entrance is off the B4396 between Knockin and Llynclys.
Grid reference SJ 300 241
Lloyds' Post Code SY10 8BH
The towpath remains open during restoration work.