Coombe Hill Canal

The Coombe Hill Canal is a broad canal and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 2 miles and 6 furlongs through 1 lock from Coombe Hill Basin (which is a dead end) to Severn - Coombe Hill Canal Junction (where it joins the River Severn (main river - Worcester to Gloucester)).

The exact dimensions of the largest boat that can travel on the waterway are not known. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

This waterway is excluded by default from route planning with the following explanation: "abandoned "


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Coombe Hill Basin
Terminal basin for the Coombe Hill Canal
Wainlode Lane Bridge 2 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Coombe Hill Canal Junction lock 2 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Severn - Coombe Hill Canal Junction
Junction of the River Severn and the long derelict and abandoned Coombe Hill Canal
2 miles and 6 furlongs 1 lock
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Coombe Hill Canal lies in the Vale of Gloucester, south west England, north of Leigh and runs west 2.75 miles (4.43 km) from Coombe Hill Basin to the River Severn near Wainlode Hill. It opened in 1796 and closed 80 years later in 1876, after the only lock was damaged by flooding. The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust purchased the Coombe Hill Canal nature reserve in 1985 and the area is managed by the trust. Adjacent to the Coombe Hill Canal is a large area of wet meadowland situated midway between Gloucester and Tewkesbury to the west of the A38, which was purchased by the trust in 1999. There is a north and a south meadow. This land and the Canal itself often flood in winter, which attracts hundreds of wildfowl.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Coombe Hill Canal
[Coombe] [List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire] [Coombe Hill, Gloucestershire] [River Severn] [Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust] [List of canals of the United Kingdom] [List of Nature Conservation Review sites] [List of Wildlife Trust nature reserves] [Coombe Junction Halt railway station]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 22:09