Pete’s Montgomery Canal  Photo-site


Four Crosses to  Burgedin (Arddleen) (Section 9)

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The section is navigable south from the winding point by the A483 at Arddleen as far as Berriew but is not yet connected to the national network.




(1)

At the top of Burgedin Locks.


The canal seen branching off to the right was the entrance to the Guilsfield Arm

(now designated as a  nature reserve).

 A wooden sculpture is to be seen to the right of the Montgomery Canal Paddle Gear by the top gate.

A canoe launch pad is available just past the mooring bolard that you can see in the photo.



(2)


A closer view of the entrance with its sculpture and notice board.

If you wish to visit the Guilsfield Arm click on this link.

Link to Guilsfield Arm.




(3)

This information board is seen by the sculpture in the previous photo.



(4)

Looking back towards Arddleen from the top lock at Burgedin.


Mooring are to be found for lock use.

Dragon Bridge is just seen in the distance.



(5)

Top Lock at Burgedin.

Seen looking north from the top of Bridge No.105 that is sited just below the lock.



(6)

This is the view seen over the hedge from the top lock.


Rodney’s Pillar is visible on the top of Criggion.

(7)

Looking towards Burgedin Bottom Lock from the top of Bridge No.105.



(8)

The plaque seen in the previous photo.


This was to commemorate the re-opening of the locks for boats in June 1998.



(9)

Looking back iowards the top lock and Bridge 105.


Lock mooring bollards, notice board and seats are all to be seen on the towpath side.


The building to the left of the photo was the original Lock House that was extended and  utilised as the British Waterways office for Wales.

(B.W. is now the Canal and Rivers Trust).



(9b)


Looking in the direction of the top gates of the bottom lock.



(10)

This sluice seen from the top of the Bottom Lock at Burgedin is the run-off from the Guilsfield Arm that passes above the lock.



(11)

 Top Gate of Burgedin Bottom Lock.

The paddle gear sited to the right of the top gate was forged at Coalbrookdale in the Ironbridge Gorge.

Also by the top gate, just to the right of the paddle gear is a Montgomery Canal Milepost.

     “Newtown 19 miles”.

  “Welsh Frankton 16 miles”.




(12)

Looking past the paddle gear.


Also by the top gate, just to the left of the paddle gear is a Montgomery Canal Milepost.

     “Newtown 19 miles”.

  “Welsh Frankton 16 miles”.



(12b)

Closer view of Milepost by bottom lock.



(13)

Bottom Gates of Burgedin Bottom Lock.





(14)

Burgedin Bottom Lock.


This is the view looking back from the direction of Welshpool towards the Bottom Lock. The lock house stands prominently above the locks.



(15)

Leaving the bottom lock and heading towards The Wern.





(16)

Nearing The Wern.

You will find a winding point.



(17)

At the far side of the winding point.

An overgrown slipway is just visible.





(18)

We now reach Red Bridge at The Wern.

(Bridge No. 106).




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