Montgomery Canal

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Statistics and Files
Start: Newtown
Distance: 35 miles (56 km)
Grid Ref: SJ371318
Climbing: 278 metres
Walk time: 13-17 hours
Days: 2-3

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Montgomery Canal (Shropshire Union Canal) walk runs in a south to north direction from Newtown to Lower Frankton Lock, east of Oswestry. Of course it can be walked in either direction. From Newtown, the walk visits Aberbechan, Abermule, Fron, Garthmyl, Berriew/ Aberriw, Belan, Welshpool, Arddleen, Llanymynech, Pant, Maesbury Marsh and Queens Head before finishing at Lower Frankton. Montgomery Canal is well renowned for its wildlife. It is one of the most important canals in the country for nature, much of it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the Welsh section is of international importance, designated a Special Area of Conservation for its aquatic plants.

Useful Links:
The Montgomery Canal
Restore the Montgomery Canal
Canal and River Trust
Montgomery Canal Big Dig
Long Distance Walkers Association

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