Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Leek Branch)
The Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Leek Branch) is a narrow canal and is part of the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch). It runs for 2 miles and 6½ furlongs from Hazelhurst Junction (where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall)) to Leek (which is a dead end).
The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 7 feet wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.
Notable features of the waterway include: Leek TunnelThe navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust
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Junction of the Leek Branch with the Caldon Branch
|Hazelhurst Bridge No 1||¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Bratts Bridge No 2||2 furlongs||0 locks|
|Hazelhurst Turnover Bridge No 3||4 furlongs||0 locks|
|Hazelhurst Aqueduct||4 furlongs||0 locks|
|Endon Brook Aqueduct||4¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|Hazelhurst Railway Aqueduct||4½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Hardy's Bridge No 4||5¼ furlongs||0 locks|
|New Springs Bridge No 5||6½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Horse Bridge Winding Hole||7¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Horse Bridge No 6||1 mile||0 locks|
|Waterworks Bridge No 7||1 mile and 1¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Leek Fields Winding Hole||1 mile and 6 furlongs||0 locks|
|Leek Tunnel Winding Hole||1 mile and 7¾ furlongs||0 locks|
|Leek Tunnel (Southwest end)||2 miles||0 locks|
|Leek Tunnel (Northeast end)||2 miles and ½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Leek Bridge No 9||2 miles and 4½ furlongs||0 locks|
|Leek Winding Hole||2 miles and 4¾ furlongs||0 locks|
River Churnet Aqueduct - end of navigation.
|2 miles and 6½ furlongs||0 locks|
Wikipedia has a page about Trent and Mersey Canal
The Trent and Mersey Canal is a 93.5-mile long canal (150.5 km) in the East Midlands, West Midlands, and north-west of England. It is a "narrow canal" for the vast majority of its length, but at the extremities to the east of Burton upon Trent and west of Middlewich, it is a wide canal.
The narrow locks and bridges are big enough for a single narrowboat 7 ft wide (2.1 m) × 72 ft long (22 m), while the wide locks can accommodate boats 14 ft wide (4.3 m), or two narrowboats next to each other.