Birmingham cycle revolution and canal and river trust have recently resurfaced the towpath with a clean well drained grippy grit surface. One of the many birmingham canals the tame valley canal is your passage to another world in a busy city.
The tame valley canal runs from the walsall canal to salford junction.
Tame valley canal map. The tame valley canal connects the walsall canal to the birmingham and fazeley canal. The tame valley canal joins the birmingham fazeley canal under spaghetti junction for convenient commuting into the city centre. 1146792 and a company limited by guarantee registered in england wales no.
A canal route continuing up the tame valley towards the industrial centre of the black country was first considered in the late 18 th century but the rapidly growing town of birmingham was a greater draw and the birmingham fazeley canal route left the tame at salford junction to climb steeply up the aston and farmers bridge locks to join the birmingham canal. Birmingham city council download cycling along the canal parks leisure and wellbeing cycling in birmingham tame valley canal map birmingham city council skip to content. Canal river trust is a charity registered with the charity commission no.
Opened in 1844 it was a late addition to the birmingham canal navigations and was cut to overcome the long delays building up at farmer s bridge. 2 birmingham ack 4 ookvale ark places. The secret garden of the canal world the secluded tame valley canal is teaming with wildlife.
Compared with earlier canals the tame valley is relatively sophisticated with high embankments deep cuttings brick lined banks. The canal runs from tame valley junction where it joins the walsall canal near ocker hill and toll end and terminates at salford junction where it meets the birmingham fazeley canal and the grand union canal it is 8 5 miles 13 7 km long and has twin towpaths throughout. The birmingham canal navigations tame valley canal is a narrow canal and is part of the birmingham canal navigations it runs for 8 miles and 4 furlongs through 13 locks from tame valley junction where it joins the birmingham canal navigations walsall canal to salford junction north where it joins the birmingham canal navigations birmingham and fazeley canal main line.
And enjoy a ride up to sutton park. The tame valley canal is 8 miles long with 13 locks and was one of the last narrow canals to be built being opened in 1844. Between tame valley junction and rushall junction it goes under the west midlands metro near wednesbury and.
Flanked by towering embankments and deep cuttings it provides you with a very mystical feeling as you paddle through. The canal was one of the last narrow canals to be built and was constructed to allow users to avoid the congestion at farmers bridge. The canal was authorised by act of parliament in 1839 and opened in 1844.
It was constructed on a generous scale with a towpath on both sides and takes a direct line with deep cuttings and high embankments more like the railways it was by then competing with than the earlier contour canals.