The Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust supports the 'Restore The Montgomery Canal!' Appeal. The Canal from Welsh Frankton, near Ellesmere, Shropshire, to Newtown in Powys, is one of the most valued canals in the national network. Locks, bridges and aqueducts survive from working days and its unique natural heritage is protected by Sites of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. Much has been reopened and volunteers continue to work to reopen more of the canal.Why the community needs us
The restored Montgomery Canal will be an asset for the local area, providing recreation for residents and visitors - on the water, on the towpath or observing wildlife in canalside nature reserves. There are opportunities too for canalside enterprises. Canal events bring visitors from far and wide, and many volunteers come a distance to work on the restoration. Visitors regularly tell us how much they have enjoyed coming to this tranquil canal.Our impact on the community
The first target of the 'Restore The Montgomery Canal!' Appeal is to rebuild the last road obstruction in Shropshire as part of restoring the canal to the Welsh border at Llanymynech. Volunteers will work with Canal & River Trust and highway authorities. Reviving the canal to Llanymynech, then to mid-Wales will be a welcome addition to the canal system and create a valued asset for communities along the canal.