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A very well developed canal in the heart of England


Coventry Canal | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 58.5 km
Number of locks: 13
Lock dimensions: 21.90 x 2.10
Max. depth: 1.10
Max. headroom: 2.00
Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Good

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Waterway has access to:

Ashby de la Zouch Canal | England
Birmingham & Fazeley Canal | England
Oxford Canal | England
Trent & Mercey Canal | England

Coventry Canal
The canal goes from Coventry to the Trent & Mersey Canal. After Bedworth it has a link to the Ashby Canal at Fazeley and then to the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal. And there exactly starts the problem with its name. One still argues whether the stretch from Fazeley to the Trent & Mersey Canal is called Coventry Canal or Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.
The reason for this confusion started during construction of the Coventry Canal. The company run out of money and looked for help at Birmingham Fazeley. They then changed the name of the northerly stretch. Then people of Coventry paid back their depths and called it again Coventry Canal.
We leave it at this! It is charming and varied under both names!

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No. 3 Birmingham & the Heart of England / Nicholson


Author: Harper Collins / Editor: Nicholson / Language: English
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Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services. Covers the Birmingham Canal Navigations, Ashby, Birmingham & Fazeley, Coventry, Erewash, Northern Stratford-upon-Avon, Grand Union (Norton Junction to Salford Junction, Leicester section and River Soar), Oxford (Braunston to Hawkesbury Junction), Staffs & Worcester (north of Autherley Junction) and Trent and Mersey (Derwent Mouth to Great Heywood) canals Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Spiralbounding, size: A5

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