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guide to the Worcester and Birmingham canal

H. Hodges

guide to the Worcester and Birmingham canal

Diglis Basin Worcester to Gas Street, Birmingham.

by H. Hodges

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Published by Worcester & Birmingham Canal Society in Birmingham .
Written in English


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ContributionsWorcester and Birmingham Canal Society.
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Open LibraryOL13904857M

4 Birmingham Airport (BHX IATA) is Worcester's nearest airport from which there is a regular local rail service via Birmingham New Street Station. By boat. The City stands on the banks of the River Severn and the Worcester - Birmingham Canal. There are some moorings available. Distances to Worcester . Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society, Alvechurch, Worcestershire. likes. See naba-hairstreak.com for more info and to book. Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society shared a post. Stunningly athmosphetic morning for our last trip of the season on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.


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guide to the Worcester and Birmingham canal by H. Hodges Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal runs between the cities of Worcester on the River Severn and Birmingham, in the centre of England. It leaves the Severn via the Diglis Locks and climbs steadily upwards through pretty countryside and via a huge flight of locks called the Tardebigge Flight.

Alan White, is the Historian of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal Society. He was for many years Chaplain and Head of the Mathematics Department of Bromsgrove School and more recently served as Priest-in-Charge of Tardebigge Parish through which the canal runs.

His research into the history of the canal has been undertaken, Price: $ The Worcester and Birmingham Canal connected the Black Country to the sea by providing a link to the River Severn, opening trade routes to the world.

The canal bustled with barges carrying freight in and out night and day. Nowadays tourist boats keep the canals busy. The canal is 29 miles (47 km) long. There are 58 locks in total on the canal, including the 30 Tardebigge Locks, one of the largest lock flights in Europe.

The canal climbs feet ( m) from Worcester to Birmingham. The canal was surveyed by Josiah Clowes and John Snape. Birmingham’s famous markets are only a short walk from the canal, and there are also art galleries, museums, theatres and dizzy opportunities for shopping too.

Once you’ve explored the city, it’s time to turn and retrace your tranquil route south back to Worcester Marina. The Worcester & Birmingham Canal and Droitwich canals The Worcester and Birmingham canal links the two cities, built to connect the River Severn in Worcester to the Birmingham Canal System via a quicker route than the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, although opposition from other canals prevented completion of the last few feet of canal in Birmingham for twenty years.

Winding Hole, Bridge 79C at the Dingle, Selly Oak, Birmingham, Worcester & Birmingham Canal The waterway wall directly opposite the winding hole is starting to fail and further wash from boat propellers using the winding hole will exacerbate the problem.

Therefore we are closing the winding hole. Worcester and Birmingham Canal with the Droitwich Canals (Inland Waterways of Britain) [. Tourist map atof the Worcester and Birmingham Canal connecting the centre of Birmingham to the River Severn at Worcester. Includes the Droitwich Barge and Droitwich Junction Canals, currently under restoration.

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal runs from the centre of Birmingham through beautiful country side to the the heart of the cathedral City of Worcester. The canal is miles long with 58 locks. The canal intersects with 2 other canals, meeting the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal at Kings Norton Junction and meeting the Droitwich Canal at Hanbury Junction.

The Worcester & Birmingham Canal connected the Black Country to the sea by providing a link to the River Severn, opening trade routes to the world. The canal bustled with barges carrying freight in and out night and day.

Nowadays tourist boats keep the canals busy. The walk covers 30 miles. We suggest doing it over two days. Follow the Worcester and Birmingham Canal from the vibrant centre of Birmingham, through the green hills of Worcestershire, to the cathedral city of Worcester.

After leaving Birmingham you enter the countryside and will encounter a series of locks including Tardebigge Locks. With 30 locks in about 2 miles, Tarddebigge is the longest in the country, and also one of the steepest. The canal climbs feet ( m) from Worcester to Birmingham.

The Worcester and Birmingham canal links the two cities, built to connect the River Severn in Worcester to the Birmingham Canal System via a quicker route than the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is for the active or canal enthusiast as it includes 58 locks, including the famous Tardebigge flight of 30 locks in 2 miles, tunnels and swing bridges. For further information on attractions and places to visit Starline Narrowboats offers Guide Books and Maps for sale on the Bookings Form.

By canal What better way to explore the city and surrounding region than via our historical canals – all miles of them to be precise. Start off in the city centre and take a narrowboat tour along the outskirts of Birmingham, or why not navigate the locks for yourselves whilst take in the sights along the West Midlands canals.

I will never forget my first steps along the Worcester and Birmingham Canal – the rain was coming down in sheets. My hood was firmly up, obscuring my peripheral vision, as I began my journey through the city with more miles of canal than Venice (though it should be noted that Venice is much smaller).

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal: Chronicles of the Cut [Alan White] on naba-hairstreak.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying naba-hairstreak.com: Alan White. The Worcester & Birmingham Canal is just one part of the vast network of canals in the Midlands of England but it is remarkable for having the longest lock flight in the UK.

It connects the second largest city in Britain, Birmingham with a million inhabitants, to Worcester, with aboutThe Birmingham Canal Navigations Many people wouldn't think of spending their holidays cruising beneath city streets, past the backyards of factories and industrial estates and alongside busy railway lines, but the amazing network of canals, junctions, locks and tunnels left over from the industrial revolution has a fascination all of its own.

Nov 14,  · Buy The Worcester and Birmingham Canal: Chronicles of the Cut by Alan White (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(4). The people who know the most about the Main Canal branch of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal are the boaters themselves.

We are hoping that, with your help, we can make the UK Waterways Guide the most comprehensive and up to date source of information for the UK's canals and rivers. Worcester and Birmingham Canal Pub Guide Details of pubs canalside or a short distance from The Worcester and Birmingham Canal between Diglis Basin Worcester to Gas St Basin Birmingham and showing location (including postcode), telephone number, map and services/facilities available.

LDWA Long Distance Paths - Worcester and Birmingham Canal Walk - W Midlands, Worcestershire We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more I agree. We were formed in to promote the restoration, conservation and improvement of the canal and adjacent waterways for the use and benefit of the public.

Inthe society changed its name to the Worcester Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society following the opening of the Droitwich Canals.

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in naba-hairstreak.com starts in Worcester, as an 'offshoot' of the River Severn (just after the river lock) and ends in Gas Street Basin in Birmingham. It is 29 miles (47 km) long. There are 58 locks in total on the canal, including the 30 Tardebigge Locks, one of the largest lock flights in Europe.

Book Description Brewin Books, Condition: New. The Worcester and Birmingham Canal when it was authorised by Act of Parliament, to when it was completed 24 years later.

Although intended as a broad canal for barges and having five broad tunnels, it was eventually completed with narrow locks due to financial difficulties.5/5(1). This mile canal walk steps back through the pages of history by connecting the vibrant centre of Birmingham to the cathedral city of Worcester.

The Worcester & Birmingham Canal was created to connect the Black Country to the sea by providing a link from the heart of the Midlands to the River Severn on the west coast, opening up trade routes. The Worcester & Birmingham Canal takes you from the vibrant centre of Birmingham, through the green hills of Worcestershire, to the cathedral city of Worcester.

Read More Walking is one of the nicest ways to explore the beautiful canals and rivers. Crusie the longest flight of locks in Britain from the cathedral city of Worcester to Britains 2nd biggest city- Birmingham.

The 30 locks of the Tardebigge Flight makes it the largest flight in Britain, and raise the Worcester & Birmingham canal up feet through some delightful rolling countryside just southeast of Bromsgrove.

Guide to the Stourport Ring. This much enjoyed cruise includes canals and rivers, beautiful countryside, industrial heritage, and the much admired redeveloped canalside area in the centre of Birmingham.

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal then takes a rural route back to the starting point. The Droitwich Canal links the Worcester and Birmingham with the River Severn at Hawford creating a new mini-ring from Worcester.

Cruising the ring will take approximately 16 hours so a short break is possible, but will require long days cruising on weekend breaks. Apr 25,  · WORCESTER AND BIRMINGHAM CANAL slideshow and snap shots of my journey down the canal from the Mailbox in Birmingham to Wast Hill Tunnel South portal, Kings Norton.

Which seems to be a very popular. Canal Boating- Books, Paper Maps, and Videos. Paper Maps; Videos. Books Just touches the surface. Many more canal-related books are available, including many guides to individual canals. Many titles are available from the Inland Waterways Association On-Line shop.

Canal Guides- U.K. - Series Nicholson's Guides to the Waterways Also available as. Answer 1 of 5: Hi Trying to plan doing the walk from Birmingham over 2 days, maybe stopping at travelodge Droitwich on first night, and continuing to Worcester following day.

Any advice would be appreciated, such as navigating routes past tunnels, places to. The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in England.

It starts in Worcester, as an 'offshoot' of the River Severn (just after the river lock) and ends in Gas Street Basin in Birmingham. It is 29mi long. There are 58 locks in total on the canal, including the 30 Tardebigge Locks, one of the largest lock flights in Europe.

The canal climbs ft from. After this point the canal traverses housing estates, railways, motorways and run down wharves until it reaches Bordesley Junction with the Digbeth Branch of the Birmingham Canal Navigation system. You can either choose to stay with the Grand Union at this point, or to turn left up the Birmingham Canal Navigation arm towards Aston Junction.

Worcester Canal Boat Hire. Worcester is a great place for both experienced and novice naba-hairstreak.com can do some amazing ring routes such as the 7-night Stourport Ring featuring the magnificent Tardebigge Flight; the night Avon Ring - which travels along the gorgeous River Avon; or the mini Droitwich Ring, which is perfectly achievable in a 3 or 4-night break.

Since the restoration of the canal network the city has embraced its heritage with lots of canal side development, including the Brindleyplace (named after engineer James Brindley) retail center.

The canals are quite convenient to the Birmingham Art Museum, the symphony and several events centers. Performing on the Towpath with a hedgerow as a backdrop on the Birmingham to Worcester Canal following our trip on the Good Ship cHaOs where we performed from Alvechurch to Tardebigge bringing maritime anarchy to the fish, birds, squirrels and fellow humanoids /5().

Aug 14,  · A trip on the Worcester and Birmingham canal and onto Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal from Angle Welsh in Tardebigge on Golden Ghyll.

We are an agent for many different canal boat companies offering some of the best priced canal boat holidays on the internet. On this site, you can hire a canal boat from our Worcestershire bases. Experienced boaters and beginners are welcome alike.

Free boat handling and tuition is given when you arrive for your holiday. The canal has always been known as the Worcester and Birmingham Canal since it was built. It is cited that way by both Hadfield and by Rolt and as the writer above has said it is known locally just as the "Worcester Birmingham".

DonBarton13 June (UTC).and Birmingham CanalDownload Worcester and Birmingham Canal Ebook PDF:The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in EnglandIt starts in Worcester as an offshoot of the River Severn just after the river lock and ends in Gas Street Basin in.Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Lock Number 44 is a Grade II listed building in Finstall, Worcestershire, England.

See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building.