Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Diglis Basin to King's Norton Junction)

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Diglis Basin to King's Norton Junction) is a narrow canal and is part of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. It runs for 24 miles and 3 furlongs through 56 locks from Diglis Basin (where it joins the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Diglis Junction to Diglis Basin) and the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Diglis Basin Marina Arm)) to King's Norton Junction (where it joins the Worcester and Birmingham Canal (Birmingham to King's Norton) and the Stratford Canal (Northern Section)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 71 feet and 4 inches long and 7 feet and 2 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 8 feet and 2 inches. The maximum draught is 3 feet and 7 inches.

It has a junction with the Droitwich Canals (Droitwich Junction Canal) at Hanbury Junction.

Notable features of the waterway include: Wast Hill Tunnel, Shortwood Tunnel, Tardebigge Tunnel, Tardebigge Locks, Stoke Locks, Astwood Locks, Dunhampstead Tunnel, Tibberton Locks and Bilford Locks

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Diglis Basin
Tow-path goes around the first basin
Mill Street Bridge No 2 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Sidbury Bridge No 3 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Sidbury Lock No 3 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
The Commandery
Visitor moorings
3 furlongs 1 lock
Blockhouse Bridge No 4 4 furlongs 1 lock
Blockhouse Lock No 4 4¼ furlongs 1 lock
George Street Bridge No 5 6 furlongs 2 locks
2002 Footbridge No 5A 6¼ furlongs 2 locks
Cromwell Street Footbridge Bridge No 6 6½ furlongs 2 locks
Lowesmoor Bridge No 8 7½ furlongs 2 locks
Rainbow Hill Bridge No 9 1 mile 2 locks
Lowesmoor Basin 1 mile and ¼ furlongs 2 locks
Lowesmoor Railway Bridge No 10 1 mile and ½ furlongs 2 locks
Landsdowne Road Bridge No 11 1 mile and 3 furlongs 2 locks
Tavern Hill Bridge No 12 1 mile and 5 furlongs 2 locks
Lowesmoor Visitor Moorings 1 mile and 5½ furlongs 2 locks
Gregory's Mill Bridge No 13 1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 2 locks
Gregory's Mill Bottom Lock No 5 1 mile and 6½ furlongs 2 locks
Gregory's Mill Top Lock No 6 1 mile and 7½ furlongs 3 locks
Astwood Cemetery Bridge No 14 2 miles and ¾ furlongs 4 locks
Bilford Bottom Lock No 7 2 miles and 1¾ furlongs 4 locks
Bilford Locks Winding Hole 2 miles and 2 furlongs 5 locks
Bilford Bridge No 15 2 miles and 2¼ furlongs 5 locks
Bilford Top Lock No 8 2 miles and 2½ furlongs 5 locks
Ivy Bridge No 16 2 miles and 4½ furlongs 6 locks
Blackpole Bridge No 17 2 miles and 6¾ furlongs 6 locks
Blackpole Railway Bridge No 18 2 miles and 7 furlongs 6 locks
Blackpole Bridge No 19 3 miles and ½ furlongs 6 locks
Blackpole Lock No 9 3 miles and 1¾ furlongs 6 locks
Blackpole Narrows 3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 7 locks
Meadow Bridge No 21 3 miles and 4 furlongs 7 locks
Tolladine Lock No 10 3 miles and 6 furlongs 7 locks
Tolladine Bridge No 22 3 miles and 7¼ furlongs 8 locks
Tolladine Gas Pipe Bridge No 22B 4 miles and ¾ furlongs 8 locks
Worcester Northern Link Road Bridge No 22A 4 miles and 2 furlongs 8 locks
Tibberton Bottom Lock Footbridge 4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 8 locks
Tibberton Bottom Lock No 11 4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 8 locks
Pershore Lane Bridge No 23 4 miles and 4½ furlongs 9 locks
Tibberton Lock No 12 4 miles and 5¼ furlongs 9 locks
Tibberton Lock No 13 4 miles and 6 furlongs 10 locks
Tibberton Lock No 14 4 miles and 6½ furlongs 11 locks
Tibberton Lock No 15 4 miles and 7½ furlongs 12 locks
Offerton Bridge No 24 5 miles 13 locks
Tibberton Top Lock No 16 5 miles 13 locks
Tibberton Motorway Bridge No 24 5 miles and ¾ furlongs 14 locks
Tibberton Visitor Moorings 5 miles and 4¼ furlongs 14 locks
Tibberton Bridge No 25
Tibberton
5 miles and 4½ furlongs 14 locks
Tibberton Winding Hole 5 miles and 7½ furlongs 14 locks
Oddingley Number 1 Bridge No 26 6 miles and 3 furlongs 14 locks
Oddingley Number 2 Bridge No 27 6 miles and 4 furlongs 14 locks
Oddingley Number 3 Bridge No 28 6 miles and 5 furlongs 14 locks
Lake Bridge No 29 6 miles and 6¾ furlongs 14 locks
Dunhampstead Winding Hole 6 miles and 7 furlongs 14 locks
Dunhampstead Moorings 6 miles and 7¾ furlongs 14 locks
Dunhampsted Bridge No 30 7 miles and 1 furlong 14 locks
Dunhampstead Boatyard
Brook Line Narrow Boats
7 miles and 1¼ furlongs 14 locks
Dunhampstead Tunnel (South end) 7 miles and 2 furlongs 14 locks
Dunhampstead Tunnel (North end) 7 miles and 3¼ furlongs 14 locks
Shernal Green Gas Pipe Bridge No 30A 7 miles and 6¾ furlongs 14 locks
Shernal Green Bridge No 31 7 miles and 7½ furlongs 14 locks
Hammonds Bridge No 32 8 miles and 2¼ furlongs 14 locks
Hadzor Bridge No 33 8 miles and 5 furlongs 14 locks
Coffin Bridge No 34 8 miles and 6½ furlongs 14 locks
Hanbury Boatyard 8 miles and 7½ furlongs 14 locks
Eagle & Sun PH 9 miles and ¼ furlongs 14 locks
Hanbury Bridge No 35 9 miles and ¼ furlongs 14 locks
Hanbury Junction
Junction with Droitwich Junction Canal (Restored - Opened 1/July/2011). Hanbury Wharf
9 miles and ½ furlongs 14 locks
Hanbury Visitor Moorings 9 miles and ¾ furlongs 14 locks
Hanbury Junction Winding Hole 9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 14 locks
Summer Hill Bridge No 36 9 miles and 4½ furlongs 14 locks
Summerhill Railway Bridge No 37 9 miles and 6 furlongs 14 locks
Summerhill Farm Bridge No 38 9 miles and 7 furlongs 14 locks
Astwood Bottom Lock Footbridge 10 miles and 2½ furlongs 14 locks
Astwood Bottom Lock No 17 10 miles and 2½ furlongs 14 locks
Astwood Bottom Lock Narrows 10 miles and 4¼ furlongs 15 locks
Astwood Lane Bridge No 40 10 miles and 5½ furlongs 15 locks
Astwood Lock No 18 10 miles and 5½ furlongs 15 locks
Astwood Winding Hole 10 miles and 6 furlongs 16 locks
Astwood Lock No 19 10 miles and 6¾ furlongs 16 locks
Astwood Lock No 20 10 miles and 7¾ furlongs 17 locks
Astwood Lock No 21 11 miles and ½ furlongs 18 locks
Astwood Top Lock No 22 11 miles and ¾ furlongs 19 locks
Astwood Bridge No 41 11 miles and 1½ furlongs 20 locks
Stoke Works Water Point 11 miles and 4¾ furlongs 20 locks
Shaw Lane Bridge No 42 11 miles and 5 furlongs 20 locks
Stoke Works Pipe Bridge 11 miles and 5 furlongs 20 locks
Stoke Works Visitor Moorings 11 miles and 5½ furlongs 20 locks
Stoke Works Footbridge No 43 11 miles and 7¼ furlongs 20 locks
Hanbury Road Bridge No 44
Separate footbridge alongside road bridge
12 miles and 2½ furlongs 20 locks
Stoke Bottom Lock No 23 12 miles and 2½ furlongs 20 locks
Stoke Wharf 12 miles and 3 furlongs 21 locks
Bassington Bridge No 45 12 miles and 4¾ furlongs 21 locks
Stoke Prior Lock No 24 12 miles and 4¾ furlongs 21 locks
Stoke Prior Lock No 25 12 miles and 5¼ furlongs 22 locks
Stoke Prior Lock No 26 12 miles and 6 furlongs 23 locks
Whitford Bridge No 46 12 miles and 7 furlongs 24 locks
Stoke Prior Lock No 27 12 miles and 7 furlongs 24 locks
Thomson's Bridge No 47 13 miles and 1 furlong 25 locks
Stoke Prior Top Lock No 28
Bridge No 47
13 miles and 1 furlong 25 locks
Stoke Pound Bridge No 48
Stoke Pound
13 miles and 1¾ furlongs 26 locks
Tardebigge Bottom Lock No 29 13 miles and 3 furlongs 26 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 30 13 miles and 3½ furlongs 27 locks
Stoke Court Bridge No 49
With pipe bridge alongside
13 miles and 3¾ furlongs 28 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 31 13 miles and 4 furlongs 28 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 32 13 miles and 4½ furlongs 29 locks
Copyholt Farm Footbridge No 49A 13 miles and 5 furlongs 30 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 33 13 miles and 5 furlongs 30 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 34 13 miles and 5¾ furlongs 31 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 35 13 miles and 6¼ furlongs 32 locks
Copyholt Bridge No 50 13 miles and 6½ furlongs 33 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 36 13 miles and 6¾ furlongs 33 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 37 13 miles and 7¼ furlongs 34 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 38 13 miles and 7¾ furlongs 35 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 39 14 miles 36 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 40 14 miles and ½ furlongs 37 locks
Halfway House Bridge No 51 14 miles and 1 furlong 38 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 41 14 miles and 1 furlong 38 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 42 14 miles and 1½ furlongs 39 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 43 14 miles and 2 furlongs 40 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 44 14 miles and 2½ furlongs 41 locks
Patchetts Farm Bridge No 52 14 miles and 3 furlongs 42 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 45 14 miles and 3¼ furlongs 42 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 46 14 miles and 3¾ furlongs 43 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 47 14 miles and 4¼ furlongs 44 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 48 14 miles and 4½ furlongs 45 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 49 14 miles and 5 furlongs 46 locks
Hill Farm Bridge No 54 14 miles and 5½ furlongs 47 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 50 14 miles and 5½ furlongs 47 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 51 14 miles and 6 furlongs 48 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 52 14 miles and 6½ furlongs 49 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 53 14 miles and 7 furlongs 50 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 54 14 miles and 7½ furlongs 51 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 55 15 miles 52 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 56 15 miles and ½ furlongs 53 locks
Tardebigge Lock No 57 15 miles and 1 furlong 54 locks
Dialhouse Farm Bridge No 55 15 miles and 2 furlongs 55 locks
Reverend Alan White Milestone
16 miles to Worcester - 14 miles to Birmingham
15 miles and 3 furlongs 55 locks
Cherry Trees Farm Bridge No 56 15 miles and 3¾ furlongs 55 locks
Tardebigge Top Lock No 58 15 miles and 4½ furlongs 55 locks
Tardebigge Wharf 15 miles and 5 furlongs 56 locks
Tardebigge Tunnel (South end) 15 miles and 6 furlongs 56 locks
Tardebigge Tunnel (North end) 16 miles and ¾ furlongs 56 locks
Brockhill Lane Bridge No 57 16 miles and 1¾ furlongs 56 locks
Anglo Welsh Canal Boat Hire 16 miles and 2¼ furlongs 56 locks
Harris Bridge No 58 16 miles and 6½ furlongs 56 locks
Shortwood Tunnel (South end) 17 miles and ½ furlongs 56 locks
Shortwood Tunnel (North end) 17 miles and 3¼ furlongs 56 locks
Grange Lane Gas Pipe Bridge No 58A 17 miles and 6¾ furlongs 56 locks
Grange Lane Bridge No 59 17 miles and 7 furlongs 56 locks
Scarfields Dingle Aqueduct
Also called Cobley Aqueduct
18 miles and 2¼ furlongs 56 locks
Alvechurch Marina 18 miles and 3¾ furlongs 56 locks
Scarfield Hill Bridge No 60
Alvechurch
18 miles and 4½ furlongs 56 locks
Withybed Lane Bridge No 61
Withybed Green
18 miles and 7¼ furlongs 56 locks
Alvechurch Visitor Moorings
Convenient for shops, take-aways, etc in Alvechurch and the Crown Inn.
18 miles and 7½ furlongs 56 locks
Withybed Marina (proposed) 19 miles 56 locks
Railway Bridge No 62 19 miles and ¼ furlongs 56 locks
Alvechurch Narrows 19 miles and 1¼ furlongs 56 locks
Cooper's Hill Wharf Bridge No 64 19 miles and 2 furlongs 56 locks
Crown Meadow Arm
The arm was formed when the canal was realigned when the motorway was built. It is now a nature reserve, and navigation is not permitted. Bridge No 64A is in this section.
19 miles and 3 furlongs 56 locks
Alvechurch Motorway Bridge No 64B 19 miles and 4¼ furlongs 56 locks
Old Birmingham Road Aqueduct 19 miles and 5½ furlongs 56 locks
Bittell Bridge No 65 19 miles and 7½ furlongs 56 locks
Bittell Arm and Lower Bittell Resevoir
Arm to Upper Bittell Reservoir - No Access
20 miles and 1¼ furlongs 56 locks
Redditch Road Bridge No 66 20 miles and 2¼ furlongs 56 locks
Hopwood House PH 21 miles and ¼ furlongs 56 locks
Hopwood Bridge No 67 21 miles and ¼ furlongs 56 locks
Hopwood Visitor Moorings 21 miles and ¾ furlongs 56 locks
Hopwood Bridge Winding Hole 21 miles and 1¼ furlongs 56 locks
Newhouse Farm Bridge No 68 21 miles and 3 furlongs 56 locks
Lea End Lane Bridge No 69 21 miles and 5¼ furlongs 56 locks
Wast Hill Tunnel (South end) 21 miles and 6¼ furlongs 56 locks
Wast Hill Tunnel (North end) 23 miles and 2¾ furlongs 56 locks
King's Norton Bridge No 70 23 miles and 4¼ furlongs 56 locks
King's Norton Pipe Bridge 23 miles and 6½ furlongs 56 locks
King's Norton Bridge No 71
With pipe bridge alongside
24 miles and ½ furlongs 56 locks
King's Norton Water Point 24 miles and 2¼ furlongs 56 locks
King's Norton Junction
Junction of Stratford and Worcester and Birmingham Canals
24 miles and 3 furlongs 56 locks
 
 
 
 Worcester & Birmingham Canal - Along the Towpath Full Length Walk
The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in England. It starts in Worcester, as an 'offshoot' of the River Severn (just...
 
 
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about Worcester and Birmingham Canal

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in England. It starts in Worcester, as an 'offshoot' of the River Severn (just after the river lock) and ends in Gas Street Basin in Birmingham. It is 29 miles (47 km) long. There are 58 locks in total on the canal, including the 30 Tardebigge Locks, one of the largest lock flights in Europe. The canal climbs 428 feet (130 m) from Worcester to Birmingham.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Worcester and Birmingham Canal
[Diglis Basin] [Holliday Street Aqueduct] [Gas Street Basin] [Tardebigge Locks] [Tardebigge Engine House] [Dunhampstead] [Tardebigge] [Tardebigge Lake] [Wast Hills Tunnel]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:20