Pete's Montgomery Canal Photo-site.


Waen Wen (Pant) to Llanymynech (dry)(Section6).


This “dry” section contains water from Bridge91 to Llanymynech

but the water is at a low level as far as the embankment.


(1)

Leaving the Waen Wen area of Pant.



(2)

Further along the “dry” canal bed as we pass below Pant.


The path of a sewer pipe is clearly marked  following the line of the tow path  but the bed of the canal still holds water.



(3)

Below the village of Pant.


Before we reach the next bridge, it was a surprise to find a section of the dry canal bed that appears to have had  bank restoration on the towpath side.

A long section of bank piling is very prominent on the towpath side.


(3b)

Also below the village of Pant,

approaching Bridge No. 88.


Canal cottages are seen on your left.



(3c)

A Closer view of Bridge No. 88.


(3d)

Below Bridge No. 88 is a notice board telling us that we are at Pant Wharf.


(4)

The far side of Bridge Number 88 as seen in Summer 2014.


Herbage covers the side of the bridge and hides

The other portal where a tramway ran.


(4)

The far side of Bridge Number 88

This time seen in winter.


The bridge carries the continuation of Station Road over the canal.

The tramway tunnel that passes through the left hand side is visible. This originally carried a tramway to the interchange sidings at Pant Wharf.

(5)

Heading South from Bridge 88 seen in the previous photo.


The towpath has been restored and is good for walking.



(5b)

A canal cottage by the towpath, Owens coal boat used to be moored here on the off-side when the canal was open for use.


(5c)

Further on, if your legs get tired, you will find a seat where you can rest.


(6)

Continuing  south from the grass covered  area along the tow path.


The towpath passes once more through an area of scrub and trees growing in the canal bed.


The towpath is fine for walking but it is advisable to pick dry weather as, when wet, it becomes quite slippery, especially when it arrives at the old railway embankment built over its path.


(7)

Dense undergrowth below Pant where the canal  passed below the railway.

(Bridge No 89).


This scene is far from the busy scene that you would have witnessed in the canal's heyday.


The area that you can see is where the the railway embankment crosses the path of the canal .



(8)

Leaving the overgrown area where the railway and canal cross.


We travel along the edge of a field showing signs of where the path of the canal ran.

This is the area of the Lime Kilns Wharf.

An edge-rail tramway used to carry limestone from the northern end of Llanymynech quarry to the base of the lime kilns adjacent to the canal.


(9)

A close up view of the lime kilns.


A bungalow has now been built above the structure.


Try to picture the scene of the kilns as they used to be with the tramway and wharf in the foreground.


(9b)

Looking back towards the point where the railway crossed both the canal and the road  (seen to the right of the photo).


This photo follows the line of the canal.



(10)

Bridge Number 90.


Leaving the lime kilns wharf area, you can rejoin the towpath again by passing under the bridge.

The canal is in water past the bridge but is at a reduced level and is very overgrown.



(10b)

Looking back at Bridge Number 90.


(11)

Behind the cottage, piling is already in ready for towpath restoration.


Just past the far end of the cottage you will find a seat and a milepost.


(12)

The milepost mentioned in the previous caption.


Newtown 25 miles, Welsh Frankton 10 miles.


(13)

Further along this same section.


You can just see water in the channel and crossing the canal is a further obstruction this time in the form of a pipe crossing the canal at a low level.


(14)

A mixture of brightness and gloom.


This photo was taken  where the railway once more passed over the canal near to the Llanymynech Heritage Area.


The canal is in water past this point where you will find the new winding point for boats.


(14b)

Just past the site of the railway buttress seen in the last photo, you will find a run-off point for the canal.

(15)

This plaque is sited on the top of the old railway embankment opposite the site of  the previous photo.


It shows a plan of the area as it was at the time when transshipment between canal and rail took place.



For those of you interested in industrial archaeology.

You can find the Llanymynech Heritage Focus Group  on :-

                              www.llanymynech.org.uk






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