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Montgomery Canal Camp 2024
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After over 50 years’ work, more than half of the Montgomery Canal is already open including a continuous 12-mile Welsh length from Arddleen through Welshpool to Refail. Major Government grants are helping to  support further work on the Welsh section, and there are good prospects for connecting this up to the English length at Llanymynech in the not too distant future. Completion south to Newtown could then follow on.

Following the 2023 reopening of a newly restored length of canal to Crickheath Wharf, attention has shifted to the next section south. Plans are under way for channel lining, the new bridge has removed the last major obstruction on the English side of the border, and any work we do will help get the canal open through into Wales.

The work for this Camp will be finishing off works at the new Schoolhouse Bridge, including removing a temporary road which carried traffic while the bridge was under construction.

This Camp takes place over the Easter long weekend from evening of Thursday 28th March to the morning of Tuesday 2nd April.

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Event Dates

28th March to 2nd April

Location

Llanymynech, Shropshire - Powys border

Restoration

Montgomery Canal Camp 2024

After over 50 years’ work, more than half of the Montgomery Canal is already open including a continuous 12-mile Welsh length from Arddleen through Welshpool to Refail. Major Government grants are helping to  support further work on the Welsh section, and there are good prospects for connecting this up to the English length at Llanymynech in the not too distant future. Completion south to Newtown could then follow on.

Following the 2023 reopening of a newly restored length of canal to Crickheath Wharf, attention has shifted to the next section south. Plans are under way for channel lining, the new bridge has removed the last major obstruction on the English side of the border, and any work we do will help get the canal open through into Wales.

The work for this Camp will be finishing off works at the new Schoolhouse Bridge, including removing a temporary road which carried traffic while the bridge was under construction.

This Camp takes place over the Easter long weekend from evening of Thursday 28th March to the morning of Tuesday 2nd April.

Details

Activity

Finishing works to bridge construction

Accommodation

Local village hall

Cost

£60

About The Camp

Where is it? 

In west Shropshire, close to the Welsh border.

 

 

 

Contacts

If you want to find out more about any of our Canal Camp working holidays, please get in touch.
Phone 01494 783453 extn 607

Email [email protected]

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Location

Llanymynech, Shropshire - Powys border

Llanymynech, UK

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