Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Stourport Basins: Broad Route)
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Stourport Basins: Broad Route) is a broad canal and is part of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Stourport Basins). It runs for 1¼ furlongs through 2 locks from Severn - Stourport Broad Locks Entrance (where it joins the River Severn (main river - Stourport to Worcester)) to Stourport Upper Basin (where it joins the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Stourport Basins: Lichfield Basin) and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Stourport Basins: Narrow Route)).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 80 feet long and 15 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
It has a junction with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Stourport Basins: Broad Locks to Narrow Locks at Stourport Lower Basin - between Broad Locks.
This waterway is excluded by default from route planning with the following explanation: "narrow boats should normally use the narrow locks"The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
Relevant books - waterway maps:
- Waterway Routes 35M - Staffs and Worcester Canal Map (Downloadable)
- Waterway Routes 01M - England and Wales Map
- Waterway Routes 88M - Stourport Ring Map (Downloadable)
Relevant books - waterway guides:
- Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides No 2 - Severn, Avon & Birmingham
- Pearson's Canal Companion: Stourport Ring; Black Country Canals; Birmingham Canal Navigations
|Severn - Stourport Broad Locks Entrance
The Broad Locks are for Wide Beam Boats only. Narrowboats are to use the Narrow Locks
|Stourport Lower Broad Lock||¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Stourport Lower Basin - between Broad Locks||½ furlongs||1 lock|
|Stourport Upper Broad Lock||¾ furlongs||1 lock|
|Stourport Upper Basin||1¼ furlongs||2 locks|
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Wikipedia has a page about Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal is a navigable narrow canal in Staffordshire and Worcestershire in the English Midlands. It is 46 miles (74 km) long, linking the River Severn at Stourport in Worcestershire with the Trent and Mersey Canal at Haywood Junction by Great Haywood.