A map of the Tame Valley Canal
The map displays a range of services available on the Tame Valley Canal. Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the Map Key on the left of your screen.
A brief history of the Tame Valley Canal
|Canal length :||8.8 miles|
|Boat Length :||71ft|
|Height :||7ft 5ins|
|Width :||7ft 4ins|
|Draught :||4ft 4ins|
The Tame Valley Canal connects the Walsall Canal to the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. The canal was one of the last narrow canals to be built and was constructed to allow users to avoid the congestion at Farmers Bridge. The canal was authorised by Act of Parliament in 1839 and opened in 1844.The construction was of an unusually high standard with tow paths on both sides of the canal and brick lined banks. Approximately 3.5 miles from the Walsall Canal end, the canal meets the Rushall Canal at Rushall Junction. The Rushall Canal connects with Wyrley and Essington Canal at Catshill Junction near Brownhills.
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