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The canal is 25 5 miles long and was built between 1793 and 1816.
Stratford upon avon canal walk. Stratford upon avon canal walk memory map route file. Half way along it s length there is a link to the grand union canal at kingswood junction. It s a great place to stop on your walk for refreshments in a picturesque location.
The dividing line is at kingswood junction which gives access to the grand union canal following acquisition by a railway company in 1856 it gradually declined the southern section being un. The 25 5 mile long stratford upon avon canal runs between kings norton junction near birmingham where it connects with the worcester and birmingham canal and more or less travels in a south easterly direction to the market town of stratford on avon in the english county of warwickshire where it links up with the river avon. Those that read our recent post will know that we spent a few days being cultured in stratford upon avon recently while we were there we couldn t resist working a canal walk into our busy itinerary.
40 8 km 25 4 miles 188 m 617 ft ascent 156 m 512 ft maximum height. More was raised enabling work to start again and the canal was joined to the warwick birmingham canal in 1802. By the time construction reached hockley heath in 1796 most of the money had been spent.
Start the walk from the encore public house once the anchor which was the hub of the wharf activity when the canal basin was the centre of commerce on the river. Login to download members only route profile. The stratforn upon avon canal runs from kings norton in the north to stratford upon avon in the south.
During the 18th century the bancroft gardens and waterside often ﬂ ooded. The southern section of this narrow canal runs from the centre of stratford upon avon up to the village of lapworth where it meets the grand union canal with 35 locks and three aqueducts along the way. Stratford upon avon canal pubs cafes just to the east of the village of lapworth you will find the boot inn which has a fine canalside beer garden for the summer months.
Stratford upon avon canal walk tracklogs route file. The canal which was built between 1793 and 1816 runs for 25 5 miles 41 0 km in total and consists of two sections. The sights in our historic town are best appreciated on foot.
The stratford upon avon canal is a canal in the south midlands of england. This pretty walk took us from the small west midlands village of hockley heath to the historic town of stratford upon avon along the canal. The history of the stratford upon avon canal the stratford upon avon canal was promoted by an act of 1793.
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