Pete’s    Montgomery Canal  Photo-site


Carreghofa to Four Crosses (Section 8-page 1b).


This section is navigable for portable craft but there are dropped bridges.



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Carreghofa Bottom Lock below Bridge No.95 and the lock keepers cottage.


  The unique Montgomery  Paddle Gear stands prominently by the top gate of the Bottom Lock.


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Looking along Carreghofa Bottom Lock below Bridge No.95.


To the right of the photo you can see its side pond.



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Looking back along the same lock.


To the left, across the road you can see the original  Lock Keepers Cottage, now a private house.  



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View from the top of Bridge 95 looking over Carreghofa Bottom Lock.


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A sign by the side pond tells you that you are at Carreghofa bottom lock.


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  Carreghofa Bottom Lock side pond.


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Another picnic area with seating is sheltered by trees and is sited by the side of the bottom lock side pond.


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Looking across the side pond overflow from the side of the bottom lock.


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Below the bottom lock, reed growth by the bank is very compact.


Mooring bollards are seen by the side of the restored towpath.


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Looking in the Newtown direction from the bottom lock past the mooring bollards, a canoe launch pad is to be seen.



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Nearer the flatted Williams Bridge.

Nesting Swans with their brood.


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On the approach to the flatted Williams Bridge, a canoe pad is seen.



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This is the site of the flatted Williams Bridge ( No. 96).


Another obstacle to the canals  restoration is this flatted bridge. The bridge originally carried the main Welshpool to Oswestry road.


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On the Four Crosses side of the Flatted Williams Bridge, a seat is by the wall.



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A canoe pad is by the side of the Towpath.


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Flood arches passing through the embankment remind us how close we are getting to the course of the Vyrnwy.


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This view is along the Vyrnwy Aqueduct looking from the direction of  the dropped  Williams Bridge.


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Montgomery Canal Milepost.


Hidden by the hedge on the towpath is this milepost telling us that we are 23 miles from Newtown and

12 miles from Frankton.


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    The Vyrnwy (or Newbridge) Aqueduct.

Seen from the Newbridge Road Bridge.

     Four of the arches spanning the River Vyrnwy.

    

Constructed by the Dadfords , this is the site of many  self-sealing leaks in the past. "Temporary" tie bars and girders are still  to be seen.

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Looking east from the towpath of the Newbridge Aqueduct along the course of the River Vyrnwy.





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