British Wildlife 17.6 August 2006

The saga of the Montgomery Canal

Imagine an 18th-century canal in a state of romantic ruin, its clear water channel filled with a wide range of unusual aquatic macrophytes and invertebrates, alongside an equally diverse towpath. Since 1949 it has been the subject of half a dozen different Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designations, and today most is also a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). 

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