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Staffs & Worcestershire Canal

PUBLISHED: 11:56 08 May 2009 | UPDATED: 12:10 03 July 2013

STAFFORDSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE CANAL

STAFFORDSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE CANAL

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STAFFORDSHIRE & WORCESTERSHIRE CANAL

One of the earliest canals, the Staffs & Worcs was part of the Grand Cross of waterways built to connect the rivers Severn, Trent, Thames and Mersey. It is widely regarded as one of the most attractive waterways, particularly the southern part where it shares the narrow wooded valley of the River Stour. The two ends of the canal are notable for two remarkable features: Tixall Wide, a widening out into a sizeable lake just before the canal meets the Trent & Mersey Canal at Great Haywood; and the canal town of Stourport, centred around a complex of locks and basins where the canal meets the River Severn.46 miles 45 locksMaximum dimensions: length 72ft, beam 7ft

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