The churnet valley railway was built on parts of the canal bed. The canal opened in 1811 and closed in 1849 except for the first lock and basin which remained in use until 1930.
Learn about the uttoxeter canal on this self guided walk.
Uttoxeter canal map. The project cost 800 000 funded by bw the european union european. Uttoxeter canal self guided walk today 1 4pm. An act of 1797 authorised an extension of the caldon canal with a branch from froghall to uttoxeter.
The canal will be restored to full navigation as a new tourism and sustainable transport route through the churnet valley for 13 miles between froghall and uttoxeter. Members from caldon uttoxeter canals trust and inland waterways association north staffs south cheshire branch will be waiting at key points along the canal between denstone and alton to talk about some of the history and features of the canal and to explain work that has recently. Construction started in 1807 an was completed in 1811.
Restoration will encourage visitors to uttoxeter and create a range of new employment opportunities along the full length of the canal in areas where. Route covered by my uttoxeter canal maps. There were seventeen locks and a 40 yd long tunnel at alton the river churnet being crossed on the level with controlling locks on each side.
Find local businesses view maps and get driving directions in google maps. The uttoxeter canal seems to have been an ill fated project from the start as in 1795 there was a proposal for the commercial canal this wide double width locks canal s proposed route was to link ashby de la zouch in leicestershire with the river trent and canals in cheshire and newcastle under lyme. 30m3 free uttoxeter canal restoration cruising map in memory map qct format.
With the exception of the first lock and basin at froghall it closed in 1849 in order that the churnet valley line of the north staffordshire railway could be. Free downloadable uttoxeter canal restoration cruising map in acrobat pdf format.