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I was inspired to add a bit of information here because I managed to get several photos into the final selection of the Goty. Goty 2007 Week 43, SJ4046 : Track leading to Dongray Hall by John Haynes AND the following week Goty 2007 Week 44 SJ2923 : Clearing scrub from the derelict canal by John Haynes, and also Goty 2008 Week 1 SJ1143 : The New Years Day 13.50 for Llangollen leaves Carrog by John Haynes.
2010 was something of a "get out again" year for me and I was rewarded with Goty 2010 Week 14 final selection. SN6595 : Railway towards Dyfi Junction by John Haynes, and then out of the blue Goty 2010 Week 22 SJ1946 : Fields and trees at Bwlch-mawr by John Haynes was nominated as the weeks selection. This of course gives you the privilege of nominating the winner the next week; that is a very humbling activity. Goty 2012 Week 17 saw me return with another photo SJ1839 : Footpath to top of Y Foel by John Haynes which was very pleasant as this was also a second visitor point photo.
Wonderful stuff this geographing, it helps me with my spelling (at 74 I still need help) Thank you all moderators! It helps get me out more, but living in the Border Marches that is not a real problem, and allows me to promote all those things I consider to be important.

I moved to North Wales in the 90's, and within a few months I had discovered the Llangollen Canal SJ2838 : Chirk Cutting on the Llangollen Canal by John Haynes, The Llangollen Railway SJ2043 : The Llangollen Railway crosses Afon Dyfrdwy at Pentre Felin by John Haynes & Erddig SJ3248 : Espalier trained plane trees in Erddig House gardens by John Haynes.

In 2009 I moved to Llangollen and found myself a great place to live SJ2141 : Heol Capel by John Haynes, with a view of Castell Dinas Bran SJ2243 : Eastern approach to the summit of Castell Dinas Brân by Eirian Evans and the slopes southward towards Glyn Cieriog SJ2141 : Looking out of town by John Haynes. Life in retirement is good!

We have a lot of rain so we have some great rivers, some big SJ3946 : Bright sunny day on the river by John Haynes SJ2714 : Afon Hafren near Rhyd-esgyn by John Haynes, some smaller SJ2419 : Afon Efyrnwy  (River Vyrnwy)  turns 360 degrees by John Haynes and some a lot smaller SJ3249 : Afon Clywedog in Erddig Park by John Haynes SJ2332 : Ford across a very young Afon Morda by John Haynes and they all flood sometimes SJ4153 : Reflections at twilight as the Afon Dyfrdwy floods by John Haynes SJ4052 : Flood plain doing what it does best by John Haynes. With all this rain reservoirs have been built to supply drinking water SJ0119 : Llyn Efyrnwy reservoir by John RadcliffeSH9552 : Alwen Dam by Dot Potter and to help regulate water flows SN8889 : Small road on the western side of Llyn Clywedog by John HaynesSH8739 : Spillway at Llyn Celyn by John Haynes.
Early in 1995 I stopped at Safeways (now Morrisons) in Y Trallwng (Welshpool)SJ2207 : Montgomery Canal, restored lock in Welshpool by John Haynes whilst on a journey from South Wales, and discovered The Montgomery Canal. That was me hooked! A derelict canal being restored! For the last twenty one years I have walked, cycled and canoed "The Monty" and, of course, photographed it. Along came Geographs and the rest is history. The canal starts here SJ3631 : Montgomery Canal, bottom pool at Lower  Frankton Lock by John HaynesSJ3630 : Montgomery Canal, a boat passing through the Palmer Lock by John HaynesSJ3629 : Montgomery Canal just north of the Parry Viaduct by John Haynes which was the initial northern restoration to Aston. Meanwhile sections to the north and south of Y Trallwng have been restored furthest north is SJ2515 : Montgomery Canal, Glanfa'r Dwr Llydan - Wide Water Wharf by John HaynesSJ2515 : New houses beside the Montgomery Canal by John HaynesSJ2514 : Montgomery Canal, Burgedin Lock pool and lockhouse by John Haynes, and south is SJ2002 : Montgomery Canal approaching Luggy by John HaynesSJ1902 : Lock On Montgomery Canal by George WolfeSJ1901 : Canal Bridge by James AllanSJ1800 : Berriew Aqueduct by David Stowell.
In the meantime the Aston to Gronwen wharf section was being restored, there is a nature reserve SJ3326 : Montgomery Canal Nature Reserve by John Haynes at Aston top lock SJ3326 : Aston top lock, during restoration work by Andrew Longtonand some 3 miles of restored canal SJ3326 : Montgomery Canal reed bed by John Haynes. There are 3 locks at Aston the bottom of which is my favourite complete with stone seat to watch the world go by SJ3225 : Montgomery Canal, Aston bottom lock by John Haynes. I had a front row seat when John Craven opened this section on the 4 April 2003 SJ3326 : John Craven opens the restored canal by John Haynes. The limit of navigation is at present Gronwen Wharf SJ3024 : The  Current Limit of Navigation by John Haynesbut work is underway on the next section.
Much of the next few miles of the canal is dry and some degradation of the structure has taken place.SJ3024 : Restoration work in progress on Montgomery branch of Shropshire Union Canal by David Hancock This means that restoration is often complex and expensive, but when work began on serious restoration I managed to get a few photographs of critical stages. First get the piling and profiling completed, SJ3024 : Work in progress by John Haynes and then get a good layer of clay applied SJ3024 : Canal refurbishment - mixing the clay lining by John Haynes, let the water run in SJ3024 : Canal restoration, the final phase by John Haynes and go back sometime later to see what it looks like SJ3024 : Hard to believe this is only 3 years old by John Haynes.

Thomas Telford had always been someone I admired and here in North Wales were two examples of his supervision of major civil engineering projects. The Pont Cysyllte Aqueduct SJ2741 : Llangollen Canal, Thomas Telford plaque by John HaynesSJ2741 : Birthday treat by John Haynes and the Holyhead Road SJ1642 : Telford's A5 by John Haynes with the famous bridges at Betws Y Coed SH7955 : Betws Y Coed iron bridge by RAY JONES & Menai SH5571 : Pont y Borth by Eric Jones.

This area has a few of these SJ2141 : The Sun Inn Llangollen by John HaynesSJ3345 : Fox & Hounds Pub at Eyton by John HaynesSJ3951 : Pub at Ridleywood near Holt by John HaynesSJ3026 : The Original Ball Inn by John HaynesSJ3425 : The Punch Bowl at West Felton by John Haynes and at least two of these SJ2526 : Offas Dyke Brewery, Trefonen by John HaynesSJ2927 : Stonehouse Brewery, Weston by John Haynes, which lead to some pleasant evenings with a glass.

This is North Wales and The Border marches so we must include some real stars: SJ2549 : Standing guard by John HaynesSJ5033 : Spot the black sheep by John HaynesSJ0220 : Welsh Mountain-Hill Flock tup and ewe by John Haynes and SJ3827 : Can I be on Geographs by John HaynesSJ2426 : Milking time for the cows from New Barn by John HaynesSJ4442 : These ladies are mine by John Haynes.


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  • 575 First Geograph points
  • 174 Second Visitor points, 87 Third Visitor points, 66 Fourth Visitor points
  • 1069 Personal points (grid squares geographed)
  • 642 TPoints (Time-gap points About)
  • 4088 Photographs
    • 3922 Geographs and 166 others
    • 1082 grid squares, giving a depth score of 3.78
    • in 78 different hectads and 12 myriads, taken on 308 different days
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SJ3252 Rhosddu Industrial Estate Thu, 26 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 24 May 2016
SJ3352 Playing fields at Garden Village Thu, 26 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 24 May 2016
SJ3351 Railway bridge over Plas Coch Road Thu, 26 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 24 May 2016
SH6138 Afon Dwyryd at Pont Brewit Thu, 26 May 2016 Geograph Mon, 23 May 2016
SH6138 The 18.45 crosses Pont Brewit Thu, 26 May 2016 Geograph Mon, 23 May 2016
SH6138 Train approaching Penrhyndeudraeth station Thu, 26 May 2016 Geograph Mon, 23 May 2016
SJ3432 Pollett's Bridge Wed, 25 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 12 Apr 2016
SH8440 Cae Garnedd lavatories and covered space Mon, 23 May 2016 Geograph Mon, 23 May 2016
discussion indicator SH5831 Houses around the Castle Mon, 23 May 2016 Geograph Mon, 23 May 2016
discussion indicator SH5831 The railway line towards Pwllheli Mon, 23 May 2016 Geograph Mon, 23 May 2016
discussion indicator SH5831 Harlech houses spread out up the hill Mon, 23 May 2016 Geograph Mon, 23 May 2016
discussion indicator SH5831 Harlech Castle Gatehouse Mon, 23 May 2016 Geograph Mon, 23 May 2016
SJ1640 The clear dividing line Mon, 23 May 2016 Geograph (tpoint) Wed, 18 May 2016
SJ1740 Evidence of earlier fencing Mon, 23 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 18 May 2016
SJ1740 Moorland track and heather Sun, 22 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 18 May 2016
SJ1740 Final remains of the Scots Pine plantation Sun, 22 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 18 May 2016
SJ1740 Track on the North Berwyn grouse moor Sun, 22 May 2016 Geograph (tpoint) Wed, 18 May 2016
SJ1941 Tree regrowth at Coed Ty-cerrig Sun, 22 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 18 May 2016
SJ1940 Hardwood trees planted in the strip Sun, 22 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 18 May 2016
SJ2041 The track down into Cae Madog Wood Sun, 22 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 18 May 2016
SJ1941 Stile and footpath Sun, 22 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 18 May 2016
SJ2141 Llangollen Youth Centre Sun, 22 May 2016 Geograph Sat, 21 May 2016
SJ2141 New coat of tarmac for Willow Street Sun, 22 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 18 May 2016
SJ2141 Llangollen allotment gardens Sun, 22 May 2016 Geograph Sat, 21 May 2016
SJ2141 Fron-Bache Civil Cemetery Sun, 22 May 2016 Geograph Sat, 21 May 2016
SJ2041 Footpath in Cae Madoc Wood Thu, 19 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 18 May 2016
SJ2837 Kronospan's raw timber end Thu, 19 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 12 Apr 2016
SJ2837 Chirk station's "access for all" footbridge Thu, 19 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 12 Apr 2016
SJ2837 Chirk railway station Thu, 19 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 12 Apr 2016
SJ1943 Horseshoe Falls in Springtime Thu, 19 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 19 May 2016
SJ1943 Afon Dyfrdwy at Berwyn Thu, 19 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 19 May 2016
SJ2042 Envelope printing works Thu, 19 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 19 May 2016
SJ1943 Construction of canoe transit steps Thu, 19 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 19 May 2016
SJ1943 The restored Chainbridge is very popular Thu, 19 May 2016 Detail Thu, 19 May 2016
SJ1943 The 10.40 to Corwen Thu, 19 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 19 May 2016
SH9354 Lichen and ice Wed, 18 May 2016 Detail Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9354 Alwen Trail in between the trees Wed, 18 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9354 End of the forestry road Wed, 18 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9354 Forestry track passing through young Larch trees Wed, 18 May 2016 Geograph (fourth) Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9353 Forestry track through a clear fell Wed, 18 May 2016 Geograph (third) Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9453 Alwen reservoir Wed, 18 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SJ2923 Rebuilt Crickheath Wharf Wed, 18 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ2923 Regrowth in the Montgomery Canal Wed, 18 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ2923 Course of Montgomery Canal Wed, 18 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ3024 Current limit of navigation on the Montgomery Canal Tue, 17 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ3024 The Current limit of navigation on the Montgomery Canal Tue, 17 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ3024 Lift bridge near Maesbury Mill Tue, 17 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
discussion indicator SJ3124 Approaching bridge No. 80 on Montgomery Canal Tue, 17 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
discussion indicator SJ3124 Moored canal boats at Maesbury Tue, 17 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ3125 Proud mother shows off her offspring Tue, 17 May 2016 Detail Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ3224 Sailing under bridge 78 Tue, 17 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ2923 Generator field Tue, 17 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
discussion indicator SJ2742 Canal boats in Brickworks Basin Tue, 17 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 17 May 2016
SJ2923 Restoration on the Montgomery Canal Tue, 17 May 2016 Geograph (tpoint) Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ2442 Gate to the wilderness Tue, 17 May 2016 Geograph Fri, 6 May 2016
SH9453 Clear felled forest beside the reservoir Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9453 Alwen trail crosses an old boundary Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9453 Alwen Trail through the trees Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9453 End of the forestry track Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9453 Windblown trees in Alwen Plantation Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph (third) Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9452 Forestry track on Alwen trail Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph (fourth) Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9552 Alwen trail beside reservoir Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9552 Lichen encrusted Alder bush Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9552 Walking across Alwen Reservoir Dam Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SH9552 Alwen reservoir dam overflowing Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Tue, 23 Feb 2016
SJ3527 Rednal "roving" bridge Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 20 Apr 2016
SJ3427 Montgomery Canal near Rednal Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 20 Apr 2016
SJ3427 Montgomery canal near Rednal Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 20 Apr 2016
SJ3427 Corbetts Bridge No. 75 on the Montgomery Canal Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 20 Apr 2016
SJ3427 Corbetts Bridge No. 75 on the Montgomery Canal Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 20 Apr 2016
SJ3426 Montgomery Canal at Queens Head Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 20 Apr 2016
SJ3426 Montgomery Canal Mon, 16 May 2016 Geograph Wed, 20 Apr 2016
SJ2142 Llangollen mooring basin Sun, 15 May 2016 Geograph Sun, 15 May 2016
SJ2142 Summer Sunday morning Sun, 15 May 2016 Geograph Sun, 15 May 2016
SJ2142 Ready for summer games Sun, 15 May 2016 Geograph Sun, 15 May 2016
SJ2142 Canal boat Buckden 62467 moored at Llangollen Sun, 15 May 2016 Geograph Sun, 15 May 2016
SJ2142 Redevelopment of the old hospital site Sun, 15 May 2016 Geograph Sun, 15 May 2016
SJ2142 Site for new affordable flats Sun, 15 May 2016 Geograph Sun, 15 May 2016
SJ2141 Awaiting another busy day Sun, 15 May 2016 Geograph Sun, 15 May 2016
SJ3348 Pleasure is a sunny day Sat, 14 May 2016 Detail Wed, 4 May 2016
SJ2042 Spring on Llangollen's riverside walk Sat, 14 May 2016 Geograph Sat, 14 May 2016
SJ2142 Looking towards the railway station Sat, 14 May 2016 Geograph Sat, 14 May 2016
SJ2142 Llangollen bridge over Afon Dyfrdwy Sat, 14 May 2016 Geograph Sat, 14 May 2016
SJ2042 Factory being prepared for demolition Sat, 14 May 2016 Geograph Sun, 18 Jan 2015
SJ2142 Pedestrian entrance into new store Sat, 14 May 2016 Geograph Sat, 14 May 2016
SJ2042 An unloved car park Sat, 14 May 2016 Geograph Sat, 14 May 2016
SJ3224 Montgomery canal from Bridge 78 Wed, 11 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ3224 Restoration on Montgomery Canal Wed, 11 May 2016 Geograph Sun, 29 Jul 2001
SJ3224 Bridge No. 78 on Montgomery Canal Wed, 11 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ3225 Bridge 77 on the Montgomery canal Wed, 11 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
discussion indicator SJ3124 Fully restored crane at Maesbury Wed, 11 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ3326 Montgomery Canal Wed, 11 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ3326 Canal maintenance boat Wed, 11 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ3326 Spring at Aston nature reserve Wed, 11 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ3326 Seat within the Aston nature reserve Wed, 11 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ3326 Swan on patrol Wed, 11 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
SJ3225 Nature Reserve near Aston Lock 3 Wed, 11 May 2016 Geograph Thu, 5 May 2016
NB4232 Cromwell Street Quay Thu, 1 Aug 2013 Geograph Mon, 22 Jul 2013
NB4232 Essential maintenance Thu, 1 Aug 2013 Geograph Mon, 22 Jul 2013
NB4233 Aftermath of the party Thu, 1 Aug 2013 unknown Mon, 22 Jul 2013

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