GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Welshpool Canal Walk

5 miles (8.5 km)

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 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 thework 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.

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Photos

Narrow boat leaving the Welshpool Canal lock on the Montgomery Canal. Dockside view

Narrow boat leaving the Welshpool Canal lock on the Montgomery Canal. Dockside view.

Welshpool Wharf - geograph.org.uk - 1587559

Welshpool Wharf. From the towpath. Boat trips run from this wharf on a regular basis. There is a large car and coach park immediately adjacent.

Montgomery Canal, Berriew - geograph.org.uk - 1481777

Montgomery Canal, Berriew. Looking north along the backs of houses in Maes Beuno. The residents seem to mown and planted their bank of the Canal.

Berriew Aqueduct - Montgomery Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1343052

Berriew Aqueduct - Montgomery Canal. The aqueduct carries the Montgomery Canal over the River Rhiw. There were problems during construction of the original design by John Dadford and his brother Thomas Dadford, Junior. William Jessop was brought in to advise the company and their father Thomas Dadford, Senior was later appointed as the engineer to complete the works.

Broad Street Welshpool - geograph.org.uk - 756723

Broad Street Welshpool Looking up Broad street, Welshpool from the traffic lights

Locomotive at Welshpool - geograph.org.uk - 1926845

Locomotive at Welshpool, near to Welshpool/Y Trallwng, Powys, Great Britain. A narrow gauge locomotive of Romanian origin takes on water on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway.

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