The Worcester and Birmingham Canal
After a Parliamentary Bill in 1791 and several Acts were passed, construction of the canal was allowed. Construction begain in 1792 in Birmingham; progress was very slow but was eventually completed in 1815. The canal forms part of the Stourport Ring, a series of canals forming a canal ring around Worcestershire, The Black Country and Birmingham. The route includes flights of locks and two of the longest navigable tunnels on the United Kingdom network.
The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is for the active or canal enthusiast as it includes 58 locks, including the famous Tardebigge flight of 30 locks in 2 miles, tunnels and swing bridges.
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