Join the Friends

Friends of the Montgomery Canal – the membership section of the Montgomery Waterways Restoration Trust – Join us!

‘The Friends’ was formed by the Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust to provide information and allow people to get involved with activities along the course of the canal. Over the years, membership has grown to well over 300 members.

The Friends actively support the restoration of the canal, organising or supporting events and activities which promote the canal and enable people to enjoy the many and varied leisure opportunities it offers.

The Friends’ principal event is the popular annual Montgomery Canal Triathlon, which raises funds for the restoration. It is a great day out for families and experienced triathletes who can cycle, walk and paddle the length of the canal from Newtown to Frankton in one day.

Other Friends events include:

  • walks along and around the canal
  • fundraising ‘lockwinds’, helping boaters through a lock, selling cakes and other items and rattling a collecting bucket
  • an annual Sunday Lunch, giving members the opportunity to socialise near the canal.

The Friends are also regularly involved with water-based festivals and other events, both locally and further afield, to represent and promote the Montgomery Canal and raise funds for the restoration.

Our Newsletter keeps members in touch with the latest events and issues on the canal, as well as restoration news.

Join us now and get involved, meet other ‘Friends’ to promote the canal and enjoy good company.

We have members from across the country who support our aim of showcasing the amenities offered alongside the Montgomery Canal.

To join, please click here to open our membership form. Print it out and complete before returning it to our Membership Secretary.