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Montgomery Canal Restoration


Montgomery Canal - Redwith before restoration R0011452 448
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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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

March 03 - 05
March 31 - April 02
April 28 - May 01
June 02 - 04
June 30 - July 02
August 04 - 06
September 01 - 03
October 06 - 08
November 03 - 05


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.