Coventry Canal (Detached Portion)
The Coventry Canal (Detached Portion) is a narrow canal and is part of the Coventry Canal. It runs for from Fradley Junction (where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Burton to Fradley) and the Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Fradley to Great Haywood)) to Whittington Brook (where it joins the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Birmingham and Fazeley Canal - along route of Coventry Canal)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 75 feet long and 7 feet and 5 inches wide. The maximum headroom is 7 feet and 5 inches. The maximum draught is 4 feet and 11 inches.
It has a junction with the Birmingham Canal Navigations (Lichfield Canal (Under Restoration)) at Huddlesford Junction.The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Navigating this waterway is covered in the following guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 3 - Birmingham & the Heart of England
- Pearsons Canal Companion: South Midlands and Warwickshire Ring & Ashby and Connecting Canals
- Pearson's Canal Companion: Stourport Ring; Black Country Canals; Birmingham Canal Navigations
Junction of Coventry Canal (Detached Portion) and Trent and Mersey Canal
|Marine Services Dry Dock||a few yards||0 locks|
|Fradley Swingbridge||¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Fradley Visitor Moorings (48 hours)||1 furlong||0 locks|
|New Bridge No 91||3 furlongs||0 locks|
|Fradley Estate Access Bridge No 90A||1 mile||0 locks|
|Fradley Bridge No 90||1 mile and 1 furlong||0 locks|
|Bell Bridge No 89||1 mile and 4¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Bell Pipe Bridge||1 mile and 4¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Brookhay Pumping Station
Contrary to popular belief there is no water point here. There is quite a pleasant mooring however
|1 mile and 7¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Brookhay Bridge No 88||2 miles and ½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Bears Hay Bridge No 87||2 miles and 3¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Streethay Bridge No 86
A38 Dual carriageway alongside
|2 miles and 7 furlongs||0 locks|
|Streethay Wharf||3 miles and ½ furlongs||0 locks|
|King's Orchard Railway Bridge||3 miles and 1¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|King's Orchard Bridge No 85||3 miles and 2 furlongs||0 locks|
|Kings Orchard Marina||3 miles and 2¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Stoney Step Bridge No 84||3 miles and 4¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Fulfen Wood Aqueduct||3 miles and 5½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Huddlesford Visitor Moorings
48 hour moorings
|3 miles and 6¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Plough Bridge No 83||3 miles and 7½ furlongs||0 locks|
|The Plough PH (Huddlesford)||3 miles and 7½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Huddlesford Railway Bridge No 82b||3 miles and 7¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Huddlesford Junction||4 miles||0 locks|
|Huddlesford Foot Bridge||4 miles and ¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Bowmans Bridge No 82||4 miles and 1¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Cheadles Bridge No 81||4 miles and 3½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Burton Road Bridge No 80||4 miles and 6½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Whittington Bridge No 79||4 miles and 7¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Whittington Bridge No 78||5 miles and 1¼ furlongs||0 locks|
Junction of B&F with Coventry Canal (Detached Portion)
|5 miles and 4 furlongs||0 locks|
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Wikipedia has a page about Coventry Canal
The Coventry Canal is a navigable narrow canal in the Midlands of England.
It starts in Coventry and ends 38 miles (65 km) north at Fradley Junction, just north of Lichfield, where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal. It also has connections with the Oxford Canal, the Ashby Canal, and the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal.
Some maps show the canal as a northern and a southern section, connected by a stretch of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, but others show the through route all as the Coventry Canal. This reflects a complicated period of ownership and re-leasing when the Coventry Canal company was in financial difficulties during construction.
It runs through or past the towns of Bedworth, Nuneaton, Atherstone, Polesworth and Tamworth. It is navigable for boats up to 21.9 m (72 ft) length, 2.1 m (7 ft) beam and 1.98 m (6 ft 6) headroom. It forms part of the Warwickshire ring.