Llanymynech Wharf Visitor Centre
The George Watson Buck moored at the Llanymynech wharf
Come for a half-hour cruise along the canal
This is a community-run facility which welcomes visitors and tourists to the “international parish” of Llanymynech. Besides light refreshments, the centre provides displays and exhibitions about the canal, Heritage Area and other local places of interest. Guided tours can be arranged, there is a picnic area and the village has a variety of places to eat. The Centre is managed by the local community.
The Visitor Centre will be open in 2024 from 09 April until 25 September from 1.30 – 4.30 on Sundays and Bank Holidays for boat trips, light refreshments, gifts and books. No boat timetable ….it goes as and when prospective passengers arrive!
Children 3+: £2.50
Bookings can be made via email:
If you would like to volunteer at the Visitor Centre or as a helmsman or no2 on the boat or even as a helper on the wharf then contact Roy:
A Glimpse of the Past and the Present
The image on the left, taken some years ago, shows how the Wharf Visitor Centre looked. These buildings were used as the stables for the Sun pub, which in now long gone.
The image on the right is The Wharf Visitor Centre as you now see it and was opened in 2005.
The Canal And River Trust (CRT) and their stalwart volunteers are working hard to restore the Montgomery Canal. View their latest video below.
Monty Needs You
Time + Money = Monty Restored
Donate your time or money (or both) and help restore Monty to it’s former glory
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of a wider £4m Montgomery Canal restoration project, it was commissioned by the Canal & River Trust.
Filmed during the glorious heatwave summer of 2018, the film follows the Montgomery Canal from its junction with the Llangollen Canal at Frankton Locks in Shropshire to Berriew in Powys, recording the waterway’s fascinating characters and stories along the route.
A young Prince of Wales, opening a canal section after the 1969 Welshpool Big Dig, is just one of the archive gems captured in a unique portrait, which also includes a final interview with long-term waterway activist and photographer Harry Arnold, who sadly died this month (November 2018).
Other highlights include Trust ecologist Sara Hill explaining the inspirational project to protect the waterway’s wildlife during restoration, action shots of historic horse drawn fly boat Saturn, and stunning aerial photography.
Sylvia Edwards, the Trust’s Montgomery Canal community development officer, said: “The film is introduced by young supporter Alisha Patel-Smith and features several generations of canal enthusiasts who want to share their passion for this waterway with the wider world. At the heart is a celebration of the canal’s unique environment and the amazing work done by past and current volunteers.
“We know from research that people feel happier and healthier by water, so this film gives people ideas about how they can get active outdoors and enjoy the beautiful countryside along this rural waterway. And we would love for viewers to spread the message by sharing it on social media.”