Worcester and Birmingham Canal Walk

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Start: Diglis Basin, Worcester
Grid Ref: SO848538
Distance: 31 miles (50 km)
Climbing: 462 metres
Walk time: 12-16 hours
Days: 2-3

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Worcester and Birmingham Canal links England's second city to the River Severn. It is 29 miles long, has a total of 58 locks including the 30 Tardebigge Locks, one of the largest lock flights in Europe. The canal climbs 428 feet from Worcester to Birmingham. The walk extends a little further than the canal at the Birmingham End.

Mapped placenames on the route which starts at Diglis Basin are Worcester (The Commandery, Barbourne), Tibberton, Oddingley, Shernal Green, Stoke Works, Stoke Pound, Tardebigge, Alvechurch and Birmingham (Lifford, Bournville, Edgbaston).

Useful Links:
Canal and River Trust
Long Distance Walkers Association

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