How long is the Birmingham to Worcester canal?

30 miles
Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Worcester & Birmingham Canal
Length 30 miles
Locks 58
Maximum boat dimensions Guide only – weather conditions affect water levels
Length Width Draught Dimensions 21.95m 72ft 2.13m 7ft 1m 3ft 3″ 2.3m 7ft 6″

Can you cycle through Wast Hill tunnel?

If you join it near Redditch at say Tardebigge/ Alvechurch, you can then cycle along it all the way to beyond Hopwood (where the canal goes through an enormous tunnel called Wast Hill tunnel).

Can I cycle on a canal towpath?

Do I need a permit to cycle on towpaths? You don’t need a permit to cycle on our towpaths. We simply ask that you cycle with great care for pedestrians, wildlife and the fabric of our waterways to ensure that everyone can enjoy them to their full potential.

How deep is the Worcester Birmingham canal?

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 29.5 miles long with 58 locks….Canal Details.

Canal length : 29.6 miles
Height : 8ft ins
Width : 7ft 3ins
Draught : 3ft 8ins

Is Worcester part of Birmingham?

listen) WUUS-tər) is a cathedral city and the ceremonial county town of Worcestershire, in England, 30 miles (48 km) south-west of Birmingham, 101 miles (163 km) north-west of London, 27 miles (43 km) north of Gloucester and 23 miles (37 km) north-east of Hereford.

How deep are the canals in Birmingham?

491 ft Brindley’s Smethwick Summit.

How long is Wast Hill tunnel?

2726 yards
The Wast Hills Tunnel was built in 1796 and is 2726 yards long, making it one of the longest in the country. There are several ventilation shafts along its length which were initially used for the tunnel’s construction. It is wide enough to accommodate two narrow boats but there is no towpath.

Who is responsible for canal towpaths?

The Trust is responsible for over 2,000 miles of towpath in England & Wales. Our towpaths are urban, rural and everything in between.

Are canal paths flat?

The Forth and Clyde/Union Canals are really interesting. Each day of walking brought something interesting and different, lots of water birds. beautiful trees, lovely old bridges. However it is in reality a long flat walk.

What’s Worcester famous for?

The city is best known for its magnificent Cathedral but is also famous for the world renowned Worcester Porcelain, the piquant Worcestershire Sauce and the most picturesque cricket ground in the country. Explore The Commandery to learn about our important role in the English Civil War.

What city in England has the most canals?

Birmingham has 35 miles of canals, which is said to be more than Venice.