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Cruise The Montgomery Canal on a Canal Boat Holiday booked from Blackwater Meadow, Ellesmere in Shropshire.

Marvel at the glorious scenery and the spectacular views across the countryside to the Welsh Berwyn Mountains and beyond to Snowdonia.

The Montgomery Canal is peaceful and rural and because access to the canal is controlled by the lock keeper there are only ever a limited number of Canal Boat users on the stretch at anyone time.

The Montgomery Canal has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is most noted for its aquatic plants.

An interesting feature on the Montgomery Canal is The New Perry Aqueduct which spans the River Perry and is constructed of steel trough sections.

There is evidence at Rednal of the historic importance of the Montgomery Canal as the old warehouses are still standing at the canal side.

A short walk from Queens Head , a lovely pub and restaurant that welcomes Canal Boat users, will lead you to Aston Nature reserve which is being extended to provide a major new wetland areas.

Otters are frequent visitors to the reserve and waters voles are returning to the canal after an absence of many years.

Maesbury is a beautifully preserved village largely built alongside the Montgomery Canal and offers a Post Office, shop and tea room all within easy access of the canal.

The Navigation Inn welcomes Canal Boaters, muddy dogs and children and serves meals and fine ales.

It is well worth walking along the tow path to the pretty village of Llanymynech which stands on the border between England, Shropshire, and Wales ,Powys.

The boarder runs straight through the village centre so half is in England and the other in Wales.

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