This section is only navigable for small portable craft but, if you enjoy walking, the towpath forms a pleasant walk. Restoration of Brynderwyn Lock has already been completed.
After leaving the flatted Half-way Bridge (No. 136 ) at Tan-y-Fron, the canal travels along the hill side above and adjacent to the A483 Trunk road in the direction of Newtown before re-crossing the road at the flatted Dairy Bridge (No. 141 ) . After passing through a tree lined section it finally emerges running along side the main road before the lock and warehouse at Brynderwyn are reached.
Bunkers Hill Bridge (Bridge 137).
Sited in the community of Tan-y-Fron where, in the past, a collection of houses had grown up round a wharf and lime kilns .
A delightful period cottage adjacent to Saddlers Foot Bridge (Bridge no. 138).
This is the view seen from the side of the A483 trunk road which at this point runs parallel to the canal.
You can just see the edge of the foot bridge at the centre left of the photo.
Saddlers Foot Bridge (Bridge no. 138).
As seen from the towpath on the approach to the rear of the cottage shown in the previous photo, the outline of which, you can just make out through the trees on the right.
Saddlers Turn Bridge (Bridge no. 139).
Sited to the west of Saddlers Foot Bridge, that you can just see in the distance, the bridge is a good example of the cast iron turn bridges to be found along this canal.
Abernant Bridge (Bridge no. 140).
An unassuming bridge carrying a narrow access road past the cottage that you can see to the right of the photo.
On the southern side of the flatted Dairy Bridge (Bridge no. 141).
A pair of young swans are enjoying the late autumn sunshine. Crash barriers by the side of the A483 trunk road are prominent in the photo.
The A483 Weshpool to Newtown section runs parallel to the canal near Pennant. The flatted Dairy Bridge number 141 is seen in the distance.
Another fine example of the cast iron swing bridges that are to be found on the "Montgomery" is Red House Turn Bridge (Bridge number 142) carrying the nearby farms access across the canal to fields lying below its course.
Below Pennant the canal passes by a tree lined dingle where there was, in times gone by, a wharf that served both Pennant and the Glanhafren Estate.
Glanhafren Bridge (Bridge number 143 ).
A late Victorian brick and girder bridge adorned by an ornamental iron balustrade typical of the era. The bridge providing access to the Glahafren Farm and estate.
The Bryn Turn Bridge (Bridge number 144 ).
Approx. halfway along the straight that runs adjacent to the A483 trunk road, between Glanhafren Bridge and Brynderwyn, we come to yet another swing bridge. The Bryn Turn Bridge (Bridge number 144 ). The A483 trunk road is just visible passing the end of the bridge access.
On the approach to the lock we pass the Brynderwyn Old Road Bridge (Bridge number145 ) and the Lock Keepers Cottage.
By the canal side at Brynderwyn.
A Montgomery Canal mile post tells us that we are 4 miles from Newtown and 31 miles from Frankton.
Bridge number 146 immediately precedes the lock and wharf where a warehouse sits between the road and the canal.
The lock is now in good condition, having been recently restored .
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