Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line: Stourport to Stourton)

The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line: Stourport to Stourton) is a narrow canal and is part of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. It runs for 12 miles and 1¾ furlongs through 11 locks from Stourton Junction (where it joins the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line: Stourton to Aldersley) and the Stourbridge Canals (Main Line)) to York Street Bridge (where it joins the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Stourport Basins: Narrow Route)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet. The maximum draught is 3 feet and 7 inches.

Notable features of the waterway include: Cookely Tunnel and Dunsley Tunnel

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Stourton Junction
Junction of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line) and the Stourbridge Canal.
Stourton Bridge No 33 ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Stewponey Visitor Moorings
24 hour moorings
½ furlongs 0 locks
Stewponey Water Point
1/2 hour max.
1¼ furlongs 0 locks
C&RT Stewponey Maintenance Workshop 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Stewponey Lock No 13 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Stewponey Bridge No 32
With pipe bridge alongside
1½ furlongs 1 lock
Stewponey New Bridge No 31A 1½ furlongs 1 lock
Dunsley Tunnel No 31 (East end) 4¾ furlongs 1 lock
Dunsley Tunnel No 31 (West end) 4¾ furlongs 1 lock
Hyde Lock Winding Hole 1 mile and 1¾ furlongs 1 lock
Hyde Lock No 12 1 mile and 1¾ furlongs 1 lock
Hyde Bridge No 30 1 mile and 1¾ furlongs 2 locks
Kinver Services 1 mile and 5 furlongs 2 locks
Kinver Lock No 11 1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 2 locks
The Vine PH 1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 3 locks
Kinfare Bridge No 29 1 mile and 6½ furlongs 3 locks
Kinfare Pipe Bridge 1 mile and 6½ furlongs 3 locks
Kinver Covers
Narrowboat furniture, upholstery and covers
1 mile and 6½ furlongs 3 locks
Kinver Visitor Moorings
24 hour moorings
1 mile and 7 furlongs 3 locks
Whittington Winding Hole 2 miles and 3¾ furlongs 3 locks
Whittington Horse Bridge No 28 2 miles and 4 furlongs 3 locks
Whittington Lock No 10 2 miles and 5¾ furlongs 3 locks
Whittington Bridge No 27 2 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Caunsall Bridge No 26 3 miles and 5¾ furlongs 4 locks
Clay House Bridge No 25
Caunsall ¼ mile west
4 miles 4 locks
Austcliffe Bridge No 24 4 miles and 2 furlongs 4 locks
Austcliffe 4 miles and 2½ furlongs 4 locks
Cookley Tunnel (East end) 4 miles and 6 furlongs 4 locks
Cookley Tunnel (West end) 4 miles and 6¼ furlongs 4 locks
Former Factory Entrance
It's not easy to wind here, but it is possible by putting the bow up under the disused bridge.
4 miles and 6¾ furlongs 4 locks
Debdale Lock Winding Hole 4 miles and 7¾ furlongs 4 locks
Debdale Lock No 9 5 miles 4 locks
Debdale Bridge No 22 5 miles 5 locks
Lea Lane Winding Hole 5 miles and 5¼ furlongs 5 locks
Wolverley Forge Bridge No 21 5 miles and 7¼ furlongs 5 locks
Wolverley Lock No 8 6 miles and 1½ furlongs 5 locks
Wolverley Bridge No 20 6 miles and 1¾ furlongs 6 locks
Wolverley Court Lock No 7 6 miles and 5¼ furlongs 6 locks
Wolverley Court Bridge No 19 6 miles and 5½ furlongs 7 locks
Broadwaters Aqueduct
Crosses Broadwaters stream
7 miles and ¾ furlongs 7 locks
Stourvale New Bridge 7 miles and 2½ furlongs 7 locks
Limekiln Bridge No 17 7 miles and 5½ furlongs 7 locks
Kidderminster 7 miles and 7¼ furlongs 7 locks
Kidderminster Aqueduct
Aqueduct over the River Stour
7 miles and 7½ furlongs 7 locks
Kidderminster Lock No 6 7 miles and 7¾ furlongs 7 locks
Kidderminster Lock Turnover Bridge 7 miles and 7¾ furlongs 8 locks
Kidderminster Bridge No 16
Bridge is 61 yds (55.7m)long. How long before it's a tunnel?
8 miles 8 locks
Caldwell Hall Bridge No 15 8 miles and 2¾ furlongs 8 locks
Roundhill Wharf 8 miles and 3½ furlongs 8 locks
Caldwall Mill Bridge No 14 8 miles and 4 furlongs 8 locks
Round Hill Bridge No 13 8 miles and 5¼ furlongs 8 locks
Caldwell Lock No 5 8 miles and 6½ furlongs 8 locks
Caldwall Bridge No 12 8 miles and 7¾ furlongs 9 locks
Falling Sands Viaduct
Severn Valley Railway
9 miles and 1¼ furlongs 9 locks
Falling Sands Bridge No 11 9 miles and 1½ furlongs 9 locks
Falling Sands Pipe Bridge No 1 9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 9 locks
Falling Sands Pipe Bridge No 2 9 miles and 4 furlongs 9 locks
Falling Sands Lock No 4 9 miles and 4½ furlongs 9 locks
Pratt's Wharf Pipe Bridge 9 miles and 6¾ furlongs 10 locks
Pratt's Wharf
Winding hole and former junction with River Stour
10 miles and ½ furlongs 10 locks
Oldington Bridge No 10 10 miles and 2¾ furlongs 10 locks
Bullock Lane Bridge No 9
with pipe bridge
10 miles and 7½ furlongs 10 locks
Upper Mitton Bridge No 8 11 miles and 3 furlongs 10 locks
Former Railway Interchange Basin 11 miles and 4 furlongs 10 locks
Mitton Railway Bridge (disused)
GWR Severn Valley Branch Line. Bird in Hand pub here, with moorings
11 miles and 4 furlongs 10 locks
Bird in Hand Moorings 11 miles and 4¾ furlongs 10 locks
Mitton Chapel Bridge No 7 11 miles and 6 furlongs 10 locks
Gilgal Bridge No 6 11 miles and 7 furlongs 10 locks
Baldwins Bridge No 5A 11 miles and 7½ furlongs 10 locks
Lower Mitton Bridge No 5 12 miles and ½ furlongs 10 locks
Stourport Town Moorings
Town moorings above the lock
12 miles and 1½ furlongs 10 locks
York Street Lock No 3 12 miles and 1¾ furlongs 10 locks
York Street Bridge 12 miles and 1¾ furlongs 11 locks
 
 
 
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Navigation closure notice: Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Navigation: Closed, Towpath: Open - Lock 8 Wolverley Lock — from Friday the 1st of March, 2019 to Friday the 8th of May, 2020.

Update on 03/04/2019: For the most part the cutting has remained stable so we are increasing the opening hours to run from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm each day.  Boats will pass through unsupervised, but staff will periodically check the cutting to ensure it remains stable and safe to navigate. Could we ask boats to kindly slow right down to tickover speed through the slipped section. This will take effect from 9am on 4th April.   Update on 14/03/2019: Our contractors have managed to dredge a narrow route through the slippage that will allow boats to pass through under supervision. Further works to stabilise the embankment will be undertaken by Severn Trent & Worcestershire County Council in the near future.

Notification sent Friday the 1st of March, 2019


Navigation restriction notice: Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open - Lock 8 Wolverley Lock to Lock 9 Debdale Lock — from Friday the 1st of March, 2019 to Sunday the 1st of March, 2020.

Update on 12/06/2019: There is still a partial blockage in the navigation and we are monitoring the stability of the bank.

We will inspect for movement on a daily basis at approximately 8.30am.

We are requesting if passage can be restricted through the slip between the hours of 8.30am to dusk.

Please do not moor within 50mt either side of the slip.

Update on 03/04/2019: For the most part the cutting has remained stable so we are increasing the opening hours to run from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm each day.  Boats will pass through unsupervised, but staff will periodically check the cutting to ensure it remains stable and safe to navigate. Could we ask boats to kindly slow right down to tickover speed through the slipped section. This will take effect from 9am on 4th April.   Update on 14/03/2019: Our contractors have managed to dredge a narrow route through the slippage that will allow boats to pass through under supervision. Further works to stabilise the embankment will be undertaken by Severn Trent & Worcestershire County Council in the near future.

Notification sent Wednesday the 12th of June, 2019

 
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal

The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal is a navigable narrow canal in Staffordshire and Worcestershire in the English Midlands. It is 46 miles (74 km) long, linking the River Severn at Stourport in Worcestershire with the Trent and Mersey Canal at Haywood Junction by Great Haywood.

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Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:09