Pete’s Montgomery Canal Photo-site.

 

Maesbury Marsh to Redwith (Section4.Page2).  

 

Now in water and connected to the main canal network but boats other than canoes are not yet allowed access to this restored section.

The plants in this recently restored section have now become well established.

 

 

12) Gronwen Bridge.

(Bridge No. 82).

Gronwen Bridge as seen from the Maesbury side.

 

This is currently the limit of navigation from the main canal network except for canoes which are allowed.

 

 

13) A closer view of the notice board seen by the bridge in the  above photo.

 

 

(14) Gronwen.

 

Looking back from the Redwith side towards Gronwen Bridge.

New reeds planted in ‘pockets’ on the bank sides are well established.

 

 

(15) The Milepost seen by the path in the above photo.

 

Newtown 28 miles.

Welsh Frankton 7 miles.

The wording on the ground plate states -

 

“IN MEMORY OF THE FLEET OF NARROWBOATS OPERATED BY

THE PEATE FAMILY

THAT WORKED FROM THE

1840’S TO THE 1930’S

 

 

16) Just past the mile post -

 

A seat is to be found by the side of the towpath where you can rest and enjoy the views and the tranquility of the area.

 

 

17) View across the canal showing both land and water based plants and insects.

 

 

18) Looking towards Morton.

 

A new stop valve is evident by the side of the tow-path.

 

 

(19) Morton Farm.

 

The new Morton Farm Lift Bridge. (No 82a).

Constructed to enable the passage of farm animals and equipment across the newly restored canal.

Boaters, please note that the mooring bollards  have in this case been installed on the correct side of the bridge.

 

 

(20) Morton Farm.

 

Seen from the Redwith side

The old wharf walls have been tastefully rebuilt in stone and house a new private mooring .

 

 

(21) Looking towards Redwith Road Bridge.

 

The end of the restored wharf wall is visible on the off-side.

 

 

22) Nearer to Redwith and looking back.

 

The reed pockets are now becoming well established with grass beginning to cover the bank liner .

 

 

(23) Redwith Road Bridge.

(Bridge number 83).

 

Shows where the towpath and canal pass under the B4396 Llynclys to Knockin road. This is the current limit of the re-watered section.

 

 

(24) A clay dam and stop planks hold back the water.

 

 

(25)  Looking back from Redwith Road Bridge at the Limit of the navigation by the temporary clay dam.

 

(26)

“Buddy” looking back towards “Saturn” .

 

“Buddy” had just pulled  the restored working boat “Saturn” which was the first narrowboat to reach Redwith since the section was re-watered in 2007.

(27)

Restored  flyboat “Saturn” reaches Redwith Bridge.

 

 

(28)

Unloading a “Barrow of Boulders” from Saturn at Redwith Bridge.

 

Please help to restore the next section of the canal.

See the

“Buy a Barrow of Boulders” appeal on the News Page or on the SUCS Web-site.

If you would like to see this section just after restoration,  

CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

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