Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Birmingham Canal)
The Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Birmingham Canal) is a narrow canal and is part of the Grand Union Canal. It runs for 4½ furlongs through 6 locks from Proof House Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Birmingham and Fazeley Canal - Digbeth Branch)) to Camp Hill Top Lock Winding Hole (where it joins the Grand Union Canal (Warwick and Birmingham Canal: widened section - Main Line)).
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 not known. The maximum draught is not known.
It has a junction with the Grand Union Canal (Birmingham and Warwick Junction Canal) at Bordesley Junction.
Notable features of the waterway include: Camp Hill LocksThe navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 50M - Grand Union Canal (All) Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 51M - Grand Union Canal (North) Map (Downloadable)
- Warwickshire Ring & Ashby Canal
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 1 - Grand Union, Oxford & the South East
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 3 - Birmingham & the Heart of England
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The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. Its main line starts in London and ends in Birmingham, stretching for 137 miles (220 km) with 166 locks. It has arms to places including Leicester, Slough, Aylesbury, Wendover and Northampton.
The Grand Union Canal was also the original name for part of what is now part of the Leicester Line of the modern Grand Union: this latter is now generally referred to as the Old Grand Union Canal to avoid ambiguity.