PUBLISHED: 12:50 08 May 2009 | UPDATED: 08:40 01 July 2013
Nine miles long with nine locks, this quiet East Yorkshire canal is gradually being rescued from dereliction and brought back to life. Already over half of the canal is open from the Derwent to Melbourne village, with the remainder likely to reopen in the next few years. The canal is an internationally important site for nature conservation, with rare aquatic plants, water birds and invertebrates.9 miles 9 locksMaximum dimensions: length 57ft, beam 14ft 3in
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