This section is only navigable for small portable craft but, if you enjoy walking, the towpath forms a pleasant walk. Restoration of Byles Lock has previously been accomplished and Newhouse Lock is currently under restoration. The SUCS work team having established itself on site are working on the lock and bye-weir.
After leaving the restored Brynderwyn Lock, the canal travels along side the A483 Trunk road for a short distance in the direction of Newtown before it is crossed by the " New Road Bridge" that used to carry the main road into and through Abermule. The canal continues to run parallel to the road and alongside but at a higher level than the River Severn until it passes below the A483 through a tunnel like bridge before heading away from the Abermule area. It originally rose through five locks before reaching its terminal basin in Newtown. Sadly, its present course now ends at the feeder from the Penarth Weir below the site of the Freestone Lock from where to Newtown the course has mostly been obliterated although most of the towpath is still traceable before reaching Newtown itself where the basin and wharf areas have disappeared