5 ISSUES FOR JUST £5 Subscribe to Canal Boat today click here

BIRMINGHAM & fazely

PUBLISHED: 12:40 20 December 2012 | UPDATED: 12:09 03 July 2013

Birmingham & Fazely Canal

Birmingham & Fazely Canal

Canals

BIRMINGHAM & FAZELY CANAL

One of the components of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal starts in the centre of Birmingham and ends in quiet rural Midlands. From a junction near Brindley Place it descends via flights of locks running though the heart of the city, passes directly underneath the Spaghetti Junction motorway intersection, then shakes off its industrial surroundings and passes through empty countryside to meet the Coventry Canal at Fazeley Junction.20 miles 38 locksMaximum dimensions: length 72ft, beam 7ft

0 comments

More from Waterways

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The author spends a week as a volunteer on the Swansea Canal, and finds out first-hand what the prospects are for opening up navigation in this part of South Wales

Read more
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Strictly speaking it isn’t a restoration, it’s a revival of an old idea. Could new housing developments and regeneration plans finally bring a canal to Daventry after two centuries?

Read more
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Within three years, the first boats are set to return to another restored stretch of the Montgomery Canal, following the launch of a £4m Lottery-backed restoration project

Read more
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

We visit Carpenters Road Lock in East London, the only lock in the country with two radial guillotine gates, and the last link in the opening up of the area’s waterways

Read more
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The coal traffic which sustained Yorkshire’s busiest freight waterway for three centuries may have vanished, but the Aire & Calder is still impressive to cruise - and may yet have a cargo-carrying future

Read more
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Our walk begins in urban Banbury but the Oxford Canal quickly heads out to a more rural setting with a charming collection of lift-bridges

Read more
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A dead-end waterway with no locks and just the odd short tunnel and aqueduct, the Ashby Canal is nonetheless well worth a visit for the many miles of quiet midland scenery, and some interesting sites to visit

Read more
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Chester is well known for the popular circular walk around the ancient city walls. But we’ve combined them with the Shropshire Union Canal and River Dee to make a rather different circuit

Read more
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It might be short, but the Stover Canal is a surviving remnant of a unique transport system which once linked Dartmoor to the coast

Read more
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Take a walk that combines two contrasting waterways: the broad reaches of the River Severn, and the rural meanderings of the Droitwich Barge Canal

Read more
Maintenance

Most Read

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Like us on Facebook



Follow us on Twitter