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The southerly link from Birmingham to River Severn

Worcester & Birmingham Canal | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 49 km
Number of locks: 58
Lock dimensions: 21.80 x 2.10
Max. depth: 0.90
Max. headroom: 2.40
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (many locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: with urban surroundings, for sporty people, Waterway in reclusion
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Worcester & Birmingham Canal
The link between these two cities is probably that with the most locks in all of England. The 30 locks at Tardebigge ascend to 150 m above sea level. The five tunnels on the stretch make further locks impossible.

Houseboat & Narrowboat hire, Worcester and Birmingham Canal

Anglo-Welsh Holidays  /  Plack Prince  /

Brookline Narrowboats /

Worcester Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society

The Worcester Birmingham Canal Society was formed in 1969 to promote the restoration, conservation and improvement of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal and adjacent waterways for the use and benefit of the public. The society also provides a social forum for those interested in the canal and waterways generally.


No. 2  Severn, Avon & Birmingham  |  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 rivers Avon and Severn, Birmingham Canal Navigations main line (Gas St to Aldersley Junction), Gloucester & Sharpness, Staffs & Worcester, Worcester & Birmingham, Southern Stratford-upon-Avon and Stourbridge 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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