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Canals in Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Find out more about the fascinating past and present of the canal network in the two counties.
Canals were the arteries of the Industrial revolution, and the cutting edge of transport technology.
Once the railways came many canals closed, and fell into disrepair.
Diglis banal basin by Andrew Darge
Now they are enjoying a new lease of life as people go boating, walking and cycling along them.
The canals in this area have a fascinating history - we have the longest run of locks in the country, and a couple of canals that are being restored by enthusiasts.
Find out which they are below.
CANALS IN HEREFORDSHIRE AND WORCESTERSHIRE
Length 5 ¾ miles
Being restored with a £3m grant.
Herefordshire and Gloucestershire canal
Length 35 miles
Stourbridge Arm - forcing a passage - Max Sinclair
Being restored by a Trust
Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal
Length 46 miles
Still navigable – 43 locks
Length 5 Miles
Blockhouse, Tallow Hill, Winter 1963 Max Sinclair
Worcester and Birmingham canal
Length 30 miles
Still navigable – 58 locks
Kings Norton or West Hill tunnel on the Worcester to Birmingham canal – 2726 yards