Birmingham Canal Navigations (Lower Ocker Hill Branch)
The Birmingham Canal Navigations (Lower Ocker Hill Branch) is a narrow canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations. It runs for 1½ furlongs from Lower Ocker Hill Branch Junction (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Walsall Canal)) to Lower Ocker Hill Branch Terminus (which is a dead end).
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 6 feet and 6 inches. The maximum draught is 4 feet.The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 38M - Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) Map (Downloadable)
Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 2 - Severn, Avon & Birmingham
- Pearson's Canal Companion: Stourport Ring; Black Country Canals; Birmingham Canal Navigations
Relevant publications — Waterway Histories:
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|Lower Ocker Hill Branch Junction
Junction of the Walsall Canal with the Lower Ocker Hill Branch. Facilities and residential moorings up the branch.
|Lower Ocker Hill Branch Junction Bridge
With pipe bridges either side
|a few yards||0 locks|
|Bayleys Lane Bridge||¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Bayleys Lane Arm||1 furlong||0 locks|
|Lower Ocker Hill Branch Terminus||1½ furlongs||0 locks|
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Wikipedia has a page about Birmingham Canal Navigations
Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) is a network of canals connecting Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and the eastern part of the Black Country. The BCN is connected to the rest of the English canal system at several junctions.
At its working peak, the BCN contained about 160 miles (257 km) of canals; today just over 100 miles (160 km) are navigable, and the majority of traffic is from tourist and residential narrowboats.