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Shropshire Union Canal & Middlewich Branch: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 123 km
Number of locks: 51
Lock dimensions: 21.30 x 2.10
Max. depth: 0.70
Max. headroom: 2.40
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (many locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: with urban surroundings, for sporty people
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal | England
Trent & Mercey Canal | England

Shropshire Union Canal  & Middlewich Branch Houseboat & Narrowboat hirers:
Autherly Junction:
water travel / Brewood: Countrywide Cruisers / Norbury Junction: Anglo Welsch Waterway Holidays / Nantwich: Challenger Stealt Hire Boats / Ventian Marien: Middlewich Narrowboats, Andersen Boats / Beeston: Chas. Harder`s Boats

Das Shropshire Union Kanalsystem
1846 wurden die Kanäle der Region duch die Shropshire Union Canal Railways Companie zusammengelegt und in der Folge an die London and North Western Railway Companie verkauft. Damit gehörten der Shropshire Union Canal mit Middlewich Branch, der Montgomery Canal und der Llangollen Canal dieser Bahngesellschaft.

Shropshire Union Canal  & Middlewich Branch Houseboat & Narrowboat hirers:
Autherly Junction: water travel / Brewood: Countrywide Cruisers / Norbury Junction: Anglo Welsch Waterway Holidays / Nantwich: Challenger Stealt Hire Boats / Ventian Marien: Middlewich Narrowboats, Andersen Boats / Beeston: Chas. Harders Boats