Birmingham Canal Navigations

Birmingham Canal Navigations

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Canal Licensing Information

License Authority

Canal and River Trust

Further Information

Includes: Old Main Line - Engine Branch, Gower Branch & Spon Lane Locks Branch (Spon Lane Junction to Broadfield Junction)

Birmingham Canal Navigations. There are over 100 miles of canal in Birmingham. So, if you live in the city or surrounding area, there is no excuse to not get out on the water. It’s one of the most accessible cities by water in the UK! Find our routes below:

Navigations, managed by the Canal & River Trust, and crisscross all over the city. These include canals such as:

  1. Birmingham & Fazeley Canal
  2. Birmingham Canal Main Line
  3. Daw End Branch Canal
  4. Birmingham Canal Old Main Line
  5. Dudley No. 1 and No.2 Canal
  6. Grand Union Canal
  7. Rushall Canal
  8. Stourbridge Canal
  9. Tame Valley Canal
  10. Walsall Canal
  11. Worcester & Birmingham Canal
  12. Wyrely & Essington Canal

As mentioned, Birmingham Canal Navigations canals are managed by the Canal & River Trust. This means Paddle UK members are free to explore the urban and rural parts of Birmingham and its inner city! You can become a member here.

You can also find a range of downloadable Paddle Trails in PDF covering the Birmingham canal network. Simply use the links above to find out more.