Pete’s   Montgomery Canal  Photo-site

 

Queens Head to Maesbury (Section3.) (Page 2).

 

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Red Bridge (No.77).

 

Leaving Aston bottom lock and

heading towards Maesbury Marsh we come to Red Bridge (No.77).

 

 

 

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View from under Red Bridge (No.77 ).

 

Looking south from under Red Bridge.

The banks are well established on either side of the canal and the towpath is good for walking.

 

 

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Red Bridge (No.77).

 

As seen from the towpath on the  Maesbury  Marsh side of the bridge.

A seat is hidden from view to the right of the path.

 

 

 

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Leaving Red Bridge.

 

A pleasant  walk along the matured towpath.

 

 

 

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Park Mill Bridge (No.78).

 

Approaching Park Mill Bridge from the direction of Welsh Frankton.

Maps show a winding point to the right, before the bridge but, as can be seen from the photo, this is no longer useable.

 

 

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Park Mill Bridge (No.78).

 

A closer view of Park Mill Bridge showing the reed bed that has now completely closed this section of the winding hole.

 

 

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Park Mill Bridge.

 

This pleasant scene was taken from the top of Park Mill Bridge.

 

 

 

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Park Mill Bridge (No.78).

 

This photo of Park Mill Bridge was taken from the towpath on its southern approach.

 

 

 

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South of Park Mill Bridge.

 

Site of an ancient spillway that has been restored by the Waterway Recovery Group.

 

 

 

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Mile Post.

 

Sited by the hedge on the towpath side of the canal  near the spillway is a mile post with the words.

Newtown 29 miles. Welsh Frankton  6 miles. Montgomery Canal.

 

 

 

 

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Nearer to Maesbury Marsh.

 

The channel is clear.

The chimney seen on the far bank  used to belong to an old bone works that produced fertiliser and glue.

 

 

 

 

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Maesbury Marsh.

 

Narrow boats moored by the offside bank show that this section is now navigable.

(Opened to navigation spring 2003).

 

 

 

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Maesbury Marsh.( Bridge No.79).

 

This original building now forms part of the Navigation Inn.

On this site, a malt kiln was converted into a stable in 1901.

 

 

 

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By the bridge at Maesbury.

 

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