Can you walk through Wast Hill tunnel?

Wast Hills Tunnel was built in 1976 and is the longest tunnel on the canal network. The walk along the canal can be done as quickly as you like – to get to the Wast Hills tunnel you can get the 45 and I think the 49 to Foyle Road (just off the Redditch Road).

How long is shortwood tunnel?

610 yards long
Shortwood Tunnel on the Worcester and Birmingham canal is 610 yards long.

How deep is the Worcester and Birmingham Canal?

The Worcester and Birmingham Canal runs from the centre of Birmingham through beautiful country side to the the heart of the cathedral City of Worcester. The canal is 29.5 miles long with 58 locks….Canal Details.

Canal length : 29.6 miles
Height : 8ft ins
Width : 7ft 3ins
Draught : 3ft 8ins

How long is the Birmingham to Worcester canal?

30 miles
Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Worcester & Birmingham Canal
Length 30 miles
Locks 58
Maximum boat dimensions Guide only – weather conditions affect water levels
Length Width Draught Dimensions 21.95m 72ft 2.13m 7ft 1m 3ft 3″ 2.3m 7ft 6″

What is the longest canal tunnel in UK?

Standedge Tunnel
Standedge Tunnel is Britain’s longest and deepest canal tunnel. Finally completed in 1811, it took 17 years to dig and cost the lives of 50 men.

How long is Wast Hill tunnel?

2726 yards
The Wast Hills Tunnel was built in 1796 and is 2726 yards long, making it one of the longest in the country. There are several ventilation shafts along its length which were initially used for the tunnel’s construction. It is wide enough to accommodate two narrow boats but there is no towpath.

Is Worcester part of Birmingham?

The historic county of Worcestershire also encompasses a substantial part of the metropolitan county of West Midlands, including portions of the metropolitan boroughs of Birmingham, Dudley and Sandwell.

How long do tardebigge locks take?

No overnight mooring is allowed through the flight, so it’s a gruelling, nonstop, four hour or more, ascent or descent (each lock takes around 10 minutes to work through).

Where does the Birmingham Canal go?

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.

How deep are the canals in Birmingham?

491 ft Brindley’s Smethwick Summit.

Which British city has most canals?

Birmingham has 35 miles of canals, which is said to be more than Venice.

What is the world’s longest canal?

the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal
Beijing-Hangzhou Grand The world’s oldest and longest man-made waterway is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Covering more than 1,100 miles and 2,500 years of history, the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal connects five of the major rivers in China.

Where does the Worcester and Birmingham Canal start and end?

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,…

How tall is the top lock on the Birmingham and Worcester Canal?

In 1807 the canal reached Tardebigge without the use of locks. From Worcester Bar to Tardebigge top lock, the canal is at the 453 ft Birmingham Level.

Is the Worcester Canal part of the Avon Canal?

Worcester Cathedral stares down imposingly on travellers entering the river. The Worcester & Birmingham Canal is a justifiably popular cruising route and is now part of both the Avon and Stourport Cruising Rings. With 58 locks in all and five tunnels, it’s well suited to energetic crews, or those who don’t mind taking their time.

How long is the Wast Hills canal tunnel?

The canal is on the Worcester and Birmingham canal, and this tunnel is quite long – some websites say 2726ft, some say 2493 metres – I think the latter figure is correct as a quick play with Google Earth tells me it is ~1.5miles. Wast Hills Tunnelwas built in 1976 and is the longest tunnel on the canal network.