Navigation Pale Ale for the Monty!

Monty’s Brewery based in the Welsh town of Montgomery, has launched Navigation Pale Ale to support the ongoing restoration of the Montgomery Canal.

The Montgomery Canal has recently celebrated the opening of another restored section to Crickheath Basin while Schoolhouse Bridge, another 300 yds along the course of the canal, is currently being rebuilt – so it’s great to see a local business supporting the restoration effort.

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Annual Lockwind 2022

Another successful Friends Annual Lockwind took place on the 17th and 18th August at New Marton top lock on the Llangollen Canal. Weather prospects were uncertain and although coolish overall, with some light drizzle, boating families and friends appreciated the guidance through the lock and homemade goodies and merchandise on offer.

The event takes place due to the generosity, support (including additional cakes!) of the lock cottage owners Linda & Roger Butler who often know some of the more regular boaters and often boost our funds by continuing to sell cakes during the evening of Day 1!

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Volunteers for Montgomery Canal Triathlon

Montgomery Canal Triathlon volunteers

As lockdown restrictions start to ease further, we are looking for people interested in helping out as a volunteer at the Triathlon.

You will be aware that The Friends of the Montgomery Canal have been prevented from holding the annual Triathlon due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. However, we are now hopeful that the event will take place on 4th September this year. This will of course be reliant on both Welsh and English Government guidelines. Consequently, we are tentatively putting plans in place to hold a Covid safe event.

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Montgomery Canal Triathlon returns

As England and Wales emerge from lockdown, plans are being made for this year’s Montgomery Canal Triathlon with arrangements to mitigate coronavirus risks for all involved, on a later date, Saturday 4th September.

Until Covid-19 struck the event had taken place for eight years with entrants from across England and Wales – and further afield – travelling the 35-mile canal by bike, on foot and in canoes. The popular Triathlon raises funds for the restoration of the Montgomery Canal.

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