Tame Valley Canal

Tame Valley Canal

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One of the many Birmingham Canals, the Tame Valley Canal is your passage to another world in a busy city.

The secret garden of the canal world, the secluded Tame Valley Canal is teaming with wildlife. Flanked by towering embankments and deep cuttings, it provides you with a very mystical feeling as you paddle through.

Measuring just over 8 miles long and with 13 locks, paddle through woodland, parkland, marshland and fields. It’s a great paddle for anyone looking for an urban escape. Or those looking for a scenic, short paddle.

Wildlife lovers will love this canal for a peaceful paddle, not just for the secluded nature of the canal but because it’s apparently one of the best places in the West Midlands to spot a variety of common and rare birds!