A towpath walk linking the severn way in the south to the grand union canal walk at birmingham. The worcester birmingham canal was once known colloquially as the 58 the number of locks on the canal all of which are on the southern half of the canal.
It is 29 miles 47 km long.
Birmingham worcester canal walk. After leaving birmingham you enter the countryside and will encounter a series of locks including tardebigge locks. Worcester and birmingham canal walk. We will then walk to gas street basin to start the canal walk at 10 30.
There are 58 locks in total on the canal including the 30 tardebigge locks one of the largest lock flights in europe. Nowadays tourist boats keep the canals busy. We suggest doing it over two days.
The worcester and birmingham canal is a canal linking birmingham and worcester in england it starts in worcester as an offshoot of the river severn just after the river lock and ends in gas street basin in birmingham. Anybody wishing to start from birmingham can join the walk at gas street basin at 10 30 but please notify the walk leader on 07766473720 and state that you. Days out along the worcester birmingham canal.
The walk covers 30 miles. The walk covers 30 miles. The worcester birmingham canal connected the black country to the sea by providing a link to the river severn opening trade routes to the world.
Using images at 2 second intervals a look along the full route of the worcester birmingham canal. 50 km 31 miles. The canal links birmingham with worcester but the route remains surprisingly rural and the occasional presence of the m42 and m5 motorways is never overly intrusive.
The worcester birmingham canal is a justifiably popular cruising route and is now part of both the avon and stourport cruising rings. So848538 diglis basin worcester worcestershire. With 30 locks in about 2 miles tarddebigge is the longest in the.
The canal bustled with barges carrying freight in and out night and day. With 58 locks in all and five tunnels it s well suited to energetic crews or those who don t mind taking their time. The canal bustled with barges carrying freight in and out night and day.
Don t forget the canals themselves which have played a significant role in birmingham s success over the last 200 years. The worcester and birmingham canal connected the black country to the sea by providing a link to the river severn opening trade routes to the world. The walk starts from worcester foregate station at 9 00 from where we will catch a train to birmingham new street.
Just a short walk through birmingham s streets will tell a fascinating story about this constantly evolving city for those who know where to look. Follow the worcester and birmingham canal from the vibrant centre of birmingham through the green hills of worcestershire to the cathedral city of worcester. Nowadays tourist boats keep the canals busy.