Pete’s    Montgomery Canal  Photo-site


Carreghofa to Four Crosses (Section 8) (Page 2).


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


(1)

Looking west from the towpath of the Vrnwy Aqueduct across the canal.

 

The Newbridge Road Bridge is seen spanning the River Vyrnwy.

   This bridge used to carry the main Oswestry to Welshpool road.



(2)

The old Salt Warehouse at Pentreheylin.

 

This is now a private house but the restoration included renovation of the original crane that you can see here by its side..



(3)

Pentreheylin Bridge (No.97)

 

This bridge is constructed on cast iron girders.

  By the side of the bridge is a low shelter that houses stop planks.



(4)

Just past Bridge No.97.

You will find this sculptured tree trunk.


Owls appear to be sitting on its head.

(5)

Looking back at Bridge No.97.


A path and stile take you to the top of the bridge.

(6)

A lightly wooded area on the approach to Pentreheylin Hall Bridge (No.98).

(7)

Pentreheylin Hall Bridge (No.98)


This was the access bridge for Pentreheylin Hall that used to be seen from the canal but is sadly no longer with us.

(8)

The canal is quite wide beyond the bridge.


(9)

Looking back towards Pentreheylin Hall Bridge (No.98).


After passing through Pentreheylin Hall Bridge, the canal becomes very wide as this view looking back confirms.



(10)

By Pentreheylin Hall Bridge

is an attractive area.

(11)

Between Pentreheylin Hall Bridge

and Parsons Bridge the area is also

very attractive.

(12)

An overflow sluice is by the towpath as you approach Parsons Bridge.


(13)

Parsons Bridge (Bridge no. 99).

 

A sign post on your left informs you that the course of  Offa's Dyke footpath leaves the canal towpath at this point.

A seat is also by the bridge.



(14)

Looking back towards Parsons Bridge.


Another seat is also by the bridge on the

 Four Crosses side.

(15)

Nearer to Four Crosses.


(16)

  A Montgomery Canal Signpost .


Tells us that we are now 22 miles from Newtown and  13 miles from Welsh Frankton.

A plaque by its foot  commemorates the saving from demolition of several c1850 listed  buildings at Four Crosses. Including :-

10 Dwellings: Stables: Ex-firestation/Pickle Factory/Training Area for Welsh Boxer Dennis Powell.



(17)

Clafton Bridge (Bridge no.100) .


At Four Crosses, the bridge is screened by trees as you look past the large winding point that exists on the right before the bridge.

 Another large winding point also exists on the right beyond the bridge.



(18)

Closer to Clafton Bridge.

(Bridge No.100)


By the side of the towpath as you approach Clafton Bridge (Bridge 100) you will find a seat .

Engraved on back of the seat are the words

" IN MEMORY OF GEOFF GILMAN. FRIEND OF THE MONTGOMERY CANAL".




(19)

Beyond Clafton Bridge.( No.100) with its wharf site and winding points.


View from under the bridge, looking in the direction of Welshpool.

(The canal once more passes through open countryside before reaching Maerdy).

(20)

Looking back at Clafton Bridge.

(Bridge No.100).


(The towpath this side of the bridge heading for Maerdy has not been resurfaced).



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