Welcome to the IWA branch area which includes two World Heritage Sites. One straddles two countries and includes the highest navigable aqueduct ever built - the other includes the world's first cast iron bridge. More about the top end of the superb Llangollen Canal. Check these pages to discover more about The Inland Waterways Association and how to join us.
The fascinating wall map in the IWA gazebo attracts visitors AND new members!
We toured the small warehouse redevelopment project, to which our Branch has contributed a grant of £3000, and later visited the massive canal clearance undertaken on the Shrewsbury Canal around Berwick tunnel.
We're expecting normal river levels on Sun 2nd June 2019 when the Shrewsbury River Festival comes along again.
Yes, £3000 has been given to help restore one of the former canal warehouses at Wappenshall, Telford and members will be able to view progress at our AGM which is to held on site in an adjacent building.
Our traditional Winter Walk was at Whixall in North Shropshire on 5 January 2019 starting from the car park (SY13 2RX) near Morris's Bridge No 45 on the Llangollen Canal. Afterwards we lunched at Whixall Marina Café (SY13 2QS). You can download details and make this walk whenever you wish. Details just a click away.
We enjoyed heatwave weather when our Summer Walk took us to the old canal basin in Granville Park, Telford
Read the full story of the canal heritage at Granville Country Park in an article by Susan Wilding in the winter issue of our online Branch newsletter. Then make a date to come walking with us at Whixhall in north Shropshire on 5 January 2019.
There's a short video of horse boating after a previous AGM at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MzIUOKZ8y4&feature=youtu.be
The Montgomery Canal Restoration - everything you need to know in this slick online booklet from CRT. Click to read.
Enjoy our waterways whenever you get the chance
Often at public events we're asked for advice about availability of boat trips and other waterways activities so we've produced a summary of contacts which you can download via this link.
Get in touch
In the absence of a specific link you can get in touch with us by clicking this email link. We particularly welcome photos of waterways activity within our area.
Horseboating - the original method of moving goods around the country
Take a nostalgic look at horseboating up Frankton Locks with this video of Cracker pulling historic nb Saturn.
We have a page on Facebook providing us with another useful line of communication with members and potential members. Take a look (no need to join Facebook) and pass on the link to friends and family. IWA Shrewsbury Branch
If you enjoy reading these pages and are not an IWA member please consider joining fellow enthusiasts and take a look at our membership options available.
Just ask .... if you would like more information about any waterways matters in our area
OR if you can send us reports and pictures of waterways activities do please contact us
Click one of the Towpath Walks listed in the menu column and download the details to make an excursion at your own convenience and then do please send us some photos when you get back.
For details of our forthcoming events please take a look at .
Do get in touch with any comments on anything which concerns you about our inland waterways
One or two items from our wide range of IWA souvenirs on sale at canal festivals this summer
Our IWA Quiz filled the Narrowboat again
Teams from several local groups enjoyed a meal before trying to answer questions set by last year's winning team. IWA teams took 1st, 2nd and 3rd places!
Peat cutting alongside the Llangollen Canal in 1990
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For the latest on the Montgomery Canal Restoration click this link
Montgomery Canal Partnership chair John Dodwell and HLF's Marion Buckley launched over £4m of restoration in July 2017 at Aston Lock 2
Schoolhouse Bridge on the Montgomery Canal awaiting restoration - see main column
The old canal warehouse at Rednal on the Montgomery Canal attracted a lot of visitors during a Heritage Open Day.
Poncysyllte by night
Co-inciding with the official launch of the Canal & River Trust on 12th July 2012 the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was bathed in dramitic floodlighting, as captured in this picture by Alan Platt.