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Llanymynech to Carreghofa (Section 7 p1)


Part of this section has been restored and is now in use.


(1)

 Leaving the railway embankment and walking towards Llanymynech the canal is in water.

 

The tow path is to the left of the photo.


The path heading off to your right takes you to the site of the Llanymynech Lime Kilns.


(2)

  Looking back towards the area of the previous photo after walking a short distance along the tow- path.

 

An overflow pipe for the canal is visible running through the dam that forms part of the footpath  taking you to the lime kilns.

It passes into the empty canal bed on the other side.

 



(3)

A clearer view of the Winding Point .

   This area is now well established.


(4)

Looking across the canal towards Llanymynech Hill with its old limestone quarries.


On top of the hill was the site of an Iron Age Hill Fort .



(5)

 

Also looking across the canal in the direction of Llanymynech Hill.

   Evidence of the area's industrial past is to be seen in the form of the works chimney  of the Warren Continuous  Lime Kiln.

(Now part of the Llanymynech Heritage Area.)  .


(6)

  Looking along the tow-path in the direction of Llanymynech .


The canal is clear and the tow-path is good for walking.


(7)

 Now restored. This section  supports navigation.


  This is confirmed by  the  Narrowboat “George Watson Buck” seen here approaching  Llanymynech .   



(8)

By the side of the tow path is found this stile for a footpath that takes you down past the area where the old railway used to run .



(9)

The entrance to one of the arms now comes into view.

   An edge-rail tramway used to run alongside here bringing lime from Llanymynech quarry.  .

 


(10)

A view up the arm.

You can just see the old stable block .



(11)

 Leaving the canal and heading towards the Lime Kilns, the remains of one of the tramways is to be found.


(12)

   Between the two arms, the wharf walls have been restored .



(13)

Hidden by the shrubs in the previous photo, this canal side building is to be found  .

 

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(14)

As you approach the CRT. maintenance yard seen on your left, the wharf walls have also been rebuilt.

 

   This arm was also originally  fed by a tramway from the nearby  quarry.  


(15)

This view  is of the new Llanymynech Road  Bridge (No. 92) that carries the A483 Trunk Road.

A picnic area is sited on the off-side.



(16)

The wharf  and restored stable block now provide a base for N.B. George Watson Buck and the new Llanymynech Visitor Centre.

 There is a car parking area adjacent to the CRT Maintenance  yard for access to this and the Heritage Area.   

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