The former British Waterways is now the Canal and River Trust
WHY IS THE CANAL AND RIVER TRUST INVOLVED IN THE LLANYMYNECH HERITAGE PARTNERSHIP?
The Llanymynech Heritage Area was the first destination of the Montgomery Canal, opening to Llanymynech in 1796. The canal was built to transport the limestone from the quarries, with most being burnt in a series of kilns along the canal, to provide lime for agricultural improvement. The limestone workings of the Heritage Area are therefore closely intertwined with the history of the canal. The restoration of the site, and its greater use for education and leisure will be an important feature of the restored canal. A small visitor centre runs on the wharf at weekends and a community trip boat operates on a short 500 metre section at Llanymynech, flying the flag for the full restoration to come!