Links to Other Organisations

The Shropshire Union Canal Society is one of many parties involved with waterways across the region. A list of canal organisations, societies and related material is provided below.

Please note we are not responsible for the content of the websites linked here.

The current restoration of the Montgomery Canal also involves many parties. The canal is owned by the Canal and River Trust. There is a large umbrella grouping – the Montgomery Canal Partnership – which has representatives covering the full range of interests, including local authorities, conservation organisations and waterway groups. Those involved with Schoolhouse Bridge go under the banner ‘Restore the Montgomery Canal!’

Shropshire Union Area

Canal and River Trust

CRT own all the surviving parts of the old SU system

Friends of Montgomery Canal

The Montgomery Canal Triathlon, Restore!, social events and more

Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust

Aiming to restore the branch from Norbury Junction to Shrewsbury

Inland Waterways Association – Shrewsbury & North Wales Branch

The local branch of national charity working to protect and restore navigable rivers and canals

Whitchurch Waterway Trust

Aiming to extend the Whitchurch Arm

Chester Canal Heritage Trust

Promoting the heritage of the Chester Canal

The Shropshire Union Fly-Boat Restoration Society

Saturn – the last horse-drawn Shropshire Union Canal fly-boat

The Danny

Restored steam tug Daniel Adamson based on the River Weaver

National Waterways Museum

At Ellesmere Port, northern end of the Shropshire Union Canal

Pete’s Montogomery Canal Website

A photographic record from Welsh Frankton to Newtown

Tony Clayton’s Canal Photos

Sections for the Shropshire Union and its Branches

The Heulwen Trust

A charity that offers people who are less abled free trips along the canal in Welshpool

Bywater Cruises

A horse-drawn narrowboat that provides cruises through unspoilt Shropshire countryside on the Montgomery Canal

Neighbouring Groups and Projects

Limeworks in Llanymynech

Llanymynech Heritage Area

Llanymynech Community Project

Highlighting the heritage, wildlife and history of the community

Oswestry Borderland Heritage

Oswestry and Tanat Valley Industrial Heritage

The Glyn Valley Tramway Trust

This line once carried minerals to the canal near Chirk

Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Society

Runs between the Trent & Mersey Canal at Great Heywood and Stourport on the River Severn

Staffordshire Waterways Group

Partnership of canal societies, Canal & River Trust and local authorities

Stafford Riverway Link

The lost link from the canal to the town centre

Cheshire Locks Project

Aiming to take the Heartbreak out of the Cheshire Locks


Aqueduct Marina

Near Church Minshull on the Middlewich Arm

Cheshire Cat Narrowboats

Narrowboat Holidays, Overwater Marina, Audlem

Countrywide Cruisers

Narrowboat hire – canal holidays from Brewood, Staffordshire on the Shropshire Union main line and Four Counties Ring


Waterway Routes

DVDs and maps of the canals and rivers of Britain