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Stoppages on the Droitwich Canals

A map of the Droitwich Canals

The map displays a range of services available on the Droitwich Canals. Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the Map Key on the left of your screen.


to see the complete range of services available on the canal.

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A brief history of the Droitwich Canals

Canal Details
Canal length : 7.2 miles
Locks : 16
Boat Length : 72ft
Height : 8ft ins
Width : 7ft 1ins
Draught : 3ft 6ins

The Droitwich area has been an important area for producing salt since the Roman times. Several attempts were made to make the River Salwaroe navigable, starting in 1675. After failed river improvement schemes and an attempt to produce a pipeline for the brine, an Act of Parliament was passed in 1768 to authorise the construction of the Droitwich Canal.

It was originally constructed as a broad canal, capable of taking Severn Trows. It is a contour canal, reducing the number of cuttings and embankments and consequently the cost.

The canal was opened in 1771 and was a commercial success.

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