Welshpool Canal Walk
Enjoy an easy stroll along a pleasant section of the Montgomery Canal on this walk in Wales. The route runs from Welshpool to Berriew for a distance of about 5 miles. Here you can enjoy some refreshments before returning. On the way you'll pass Powis Castle, located just to the west of the canal. At Belan locks you could take a small detour, following a public footpath north west to the site. Here you'll find stunning gardens regarded as one of the greatest surviving examples of Baroque garden design in Britain. There's also some pockets of woodland to explore on the Belan side of the canal.
At Berriew you'll pass the Berriew aqueduct which carries the Montgomery Canal over the River Rhiw. You can cross the river on the Berriew Bridge and explore the village before returning along the towpath.
Welshpool Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Welshpool Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Welshpool OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Welshpool Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In Berriew head to the Lion Hotel for some post walk refreshments. Built 400 years ago in the 17th century, the fine establishment was originally a coaching inn and pub for builders working on the local church, St Beuno’s. Sitting alongside the idyllic setting of the church and the River Rhiew, the old black & white, timbered front building reflects the agricultural past of the village tucked between Newtown and Welshpool. Inside the hotel there's the work of artist Andrew Logan, including mirrored portraits, watercolours, and mirrored walls. It's a special place and well worth investigating if you have time. You can find the pub at a postcode of SY21 8PQ.