The canal lies in the counties of staffordshire shropshire and cheshire in the north west english midlands it links the canal system of the west midlands at wolverhampton. Gronwen wharf is adjacent to bridge 82 not bridge 83.
And worcester canal at autherley junction and it heads north towards cheshire the river mersey and ellesmere port.
Shropshire canals. Navigable isolated and dry sections and the remaining obstacles. Its route runs from the large town of wolverhampton in the midlands where it leaves the staffs. Montgomery canal restoration report august 2020 montgomery canal restoration report july 2020 montgomery canal restoration design review montgomery canal restoration report march 2020 montgomery canal restoration report january 2020.
Free boat handling and tuition is given when you arrive for your holiday. The shropshire union canal was completed in 1792. The shropshire canal was to be different to the other waterways in the network in that it was to be built to link the other canals rather than to serve any one specific business its outlet to the outside world via the busy river severn would provide a route to the midlands gloucester bristol and the coast.
The canal finishes in ellesmere port. The shropshire union canal is a relatively latecomer to the canal network. The llangollen and montgomery canals are modern names for two branches of the canal.
The shropshire union canal and runs from ellesere port on the river mersey to autherley junction near wolverhamption where it meets the staffordshire and worcestershire canal. Click image to enlarge the montgomery canal. The shropshire canal was a tub boat canal built to supply coal ore and limestone to the industrial region of east shropshire england that adjoined the river severn at coalbrookdale it ran from a junction with the donnington wood canal ascending the 316 yard long wrockwardine wood inclined plane to its summit level it made a junction with the older ketley canal and at southall bank the.
It joined the river severn at coalbrookdale and enabled coal ore and limestone to be transported to the industrial region of east shropshire. The llangollen and montgomery canals are the modern names of branches of the shropshire union su system and lie partially in wales. Map showing the situation today.
All these canals together with what are now the llangollen and montgomery canals merged in the mid 1840s to create the shropshire union railways canal company. Experienced boaters and beginners are welcome alike. Shropshire union canals maps.
Historical map showing the original system as proposed by the ellesmere canal company. Many of the canal boats are fully equipped with galley lounge bedroom s bathroom with flush toilet shower and central heating. The shropshire union canal nicknamed the shroppie is a navigable canal in england.
A map showing the canals through shropshire can be found on the canal and river trust website. The middlewich branch connects the shropshire union canal to the trent and mersey. The intention was to convert the main line and the branch to newtown into railways.
On this site you can hire a canal boat from our shropshire bases.