Walsall Canal

Walsall Canal

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Canal Licensing Information

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Canal and River Trust

Once a canal thought to be lost forever. As you paddle along the Walsall canal you’ll appreciate the hard work of volunteers to get it back to its former glory.

The canal is an integral cog in the Birmingham canal network and runs for 8 miles. There are 8 locks in total too, meaning a few portages along the route. The canal connects the Wyrley and Essington to the Tame Valley. It then becomes the Wednesbury Old Canal at Ryders Green Top Lock.

This urban waterways now provides a haven for locals to enjoy the outdoors in a busy city. Often referred to as the ‘blue gym’ for the area it’s popular with walkers, cyclists and paddlers.

Paddle here if you enjoy paddling through urban parts and city outskirts for something a little different to the usual wildlife rich areas.