Trent and Mersey Canal (Wardle Lock Branch)

The Trent and Mersey Canal (Wardle Lock Branch) is a narrow canal and is part of the Trent and Mersey Canal. It runs for 1 furlong from Middlewich Junction (where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich) and the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook)) to Wardle Lock No 4 (where it joins the Shropshire Union Canal (Middlewich Branch)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 10 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Middlewich Junction
Junction of Trent and Mersey Canal Main Line with Wardle Lock Branch leading to Shropshire Union Middlewich Branch
Middlewich Junction Footbridge a few yards 0 locks
A533 Bridge No 168 ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Wardle Lock Footbridge ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Wardle Lock No 4
Junction of Trent and Mersey Canal, Wardle Lock Branch and Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich Branch
1 furlong 0 locks
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The Trent and Mersey Canal is a 93.5-mile long canal (150.5 km) in the East Midlands, West Midlands, and north-west of England. It is a "narrow canal" for the vast majority of its length, but at the extremities to the east of Burton upon Trent and west of Middlewich, it is a wide canal.

The narrow locks and bridges are big enough for a single narrowboat 7 ft wide (2.1 m) × 72 ft long (22 m), while the wide locks can accommodate boats 14 ft wide (4.3 m), or two narrowboats next to each other.

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Information retrieved Thursday 10 November 2016 at 14:37