Pete's Montgomery Canal Photo-site.  


Arddleen, Pool Quay, Buttington (Section11)(Page1).


This section is navigable.


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.



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On this  navigable section, small craft can be launched from a slipway near to the winding point at Red Bridge (Bridge No.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.



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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.




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Red Bridge

(Bridge  No.106).


Red Bridge seen from the direction of Burgedin.




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Gwern Middle Bridge

(Bridge  No.107).


The next bridge after leaving the Clay Pits Nature reserve is the Gwern Middle Bridge.



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Tanhouse Bridge (Bridge No.108).

(Seen from the Tirymynach side).


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.



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Bridge No.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 .



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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.




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Cabin Lock.


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.



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Top Gate of Cabin Lock.


The area above Cabin Lock showing the top gate and the familiar Montgomery paddle gear.

The stop plank store is on the off-side.


The tranquility of this area is well expressed in this scene.




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View from Cabin Lock.


This is the pastoral scene looking across the valley from Cabin Lock.

On top of the hill to the left is Rodney’s Pillar.




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Crowther Hall Lock.


In a pleasantly wooded setting, Bridge No.110 frames the bottom gates of Crowther Hall Lock.


Crowther Hall Lock has a rise of 9' 2".



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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.








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