Pete's  Montgomery Canal Photo-site.

Belan to Berriew (Section 12 - page 1).


This section is navigable but not yet re-connected to the main canal network

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      After leaving Belan and heading towards Newtown, the next bridge that you encounter is:-

Wernllwyd Bridge Number 124  which is an accommodation bridge for farm use.



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  Wernllwyd Bridge Number 124

seen from the Newtown direction.



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  Between Wernllwyd Bridge and Brithdir Lock, you will find this mile post telling you that you are now 25 miles from Welsh Frankton and 10 miles from Newtown.



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  This view of the off-side bank is typical of this section.



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  As you approach Brithdir Lock,

this sculpture catches your eye, it marks the canal side of the nature reserve.  



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  This photo is across the nature reserve seen from near the lock.

You can sit on one of the seats provided , relax and enjoy the view.



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    Brithdir Lock ( Rise of  9' 1.5")


Brithdir Lock. Substantially constructed of large stone blocks with a footbridge preceding the bottom gates.

The lock keepers cottage stands by the lock. Note the old pig sty to the right of the photo.



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   Brithdir Lock Top Gate (open).

Brithdir Bridge Number 125 is seen past the lock .


The path to the Brithdir Lime Kilns is to the left of the photo, just past the lock-side cabin.

In the late 1800's , a warehouse and blacksmiths were sited here along with the lime kilns.



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   Brithdir Lime Kilns.


At Brithdir, between the Horseshoes Inn (adjacent to the A483 trunk road) and the Lock you will find a fine example of the lime kilns used in this period, together with a small "picnic area".



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    Brithdir Lime Kiln.


This is one of the lime kilns available to view at Brithdir. The entrance to the hearth is bricked up but you can see a good example of a kiln entrance.

The kilns are situated behind the "Horseshoes Inn". Parking is available as is refreshment at the aforementioned establishment.



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    Looking North from Brithdir Bridge Number 125.


Brithdir Lock and Cottage seen from the top of the bridge.


A picnic bench is to be found below you by the bridge.


Brithdir lime kilns are found down the path to your right.



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Brithdir Bridge Number 125

   Seen from the Newtown direction.


    The lock is seen through the bridge.


    A seat is to the right of the towpath.





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View from the top of Brithdir Bridge Number125 , looking in the direction of Newtown.


48 hour mooring and a winding point are sited here.



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  Brithdir Aqueduct (Bridge Number 125A)


This aqueduct carries the canal over the Luggy Brook.



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    Brithdir Aqueduct seen from the West side.


The Luggey Brook is just visible through the iron railings.



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    Luggy Bridge Number 126


is to be found just after crossing Brithdir Aqueduct.



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    Looking West from the top of Luggy Bridge.



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    Shortly after leaving Luggy Bridge, you come to Milepost Number 26.


26 miles from Welsh Frankton.

9 miles from Newtown.




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