An important part of the puzzle in the maze that is the birmingham canal network. 1 canal provided an essential line of access from the south west and the severn to the birmingham canal navigations.
Stourbridge canal map. The canal forms part of the stourport ring which is one of the popular cruising rings for leisure boating. The canal begins or ends at stourton junction on the staffordshire and worcester canal it runs up to wordsley where the stourbridge town arm joins the canal linking it to stourbridge town centre. The canal was built to transport coal from the dudley coalfields to the glass manufacturers around stourbridge the stourbridge and dudley canals were originally proposed in 1775 as a single canal but met fierce oppostion from the birminham canals.
Stourbridge canal open street map mobile gps map with location tracking further information and other local ideas in nearby kingswinford you can pick up the south staffordshire railway walk and enjoy an easy walk or cycle along the trackbed of the old wolverhampton to dudley railway line. Follow the walk by clicking on the map pins or downloading the guides below. The route starts on canal street stourbridge and finishes at the white house cone museum of glass.
It is a little over one and a half miles long. The stourbridge canal is a 6 mile long stretch of canal linking dudley no1 canal with the staffordshire and worcestershire canal. The length of the route is 74 miles 119 km and it passes through 105 locks located on six inter connected waterways.
The resulting stourbridge canal from stourton junction to the dudley no. Pubs stourbridge canal main canal a list and map of canalside pubs on or near the main canal branch of the stourbridge canal. T o d iscover why f ollow the town arm of the stourbridge canal to britain s most complete working glass cone.
Canalside pubs there are many public houses near this canal some are next to the waterway and offer moorings and other facilities. At wordsley junction the stourbridge town arm heads south east into the town of stourbridge. We have included some pubs that are a bit of a walk away if they appear to have good.
Stourport to stourton and the staffordshire and. It was completed in 1779 and brought coal and other supplies to a glass industry that had thrived around the stourbridge area since the arrival of the. There are 16 locks along the stourbridge canal in total with most of them clustered together as stourbridge locks around buckpool.
The stourbridge canals main line is a narrow canal and is part of the stourbridge canals it runs for 6 miles and 4 furlongs through 20 locks from black delph where it joins the birmingham canal navigations dudley canal no 1 through route to stourton junction where it joins the staffordshire and worcestershire canal main line. 2015 by the canal river trust the towpath condition is excellent throughout. This newly updated walk is inspired by graham fisher mbe and his book jewels on the cut which tells the story of stourbridge s glassmaking heritage.
Although largely complete by 1779 it was not finished until 1781. Canal towpaths are shared by boaters anglers and cyclists so please.