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W Midlands

166 km / 103 miles
A meandering towpath walk which passes through a mixture of urban and rural areas and follows sections of the many canals in the area. The first loop follows the towpaths of the Birmingham and Fazeley, Grand Union, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Worcester and Birmingham Canals, returning to Gas Street Basin, with the second loop along towpaths of parts of the Birmingham, Dudley, Stourbridge, Staffordshire and Worcestershire, and Tame Valley Canals. The final section is along the Rushall and Wyrley and Essington canals.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Start: SP062867 - Gas Street Basin, Birmingham, W Midlands View on StreetMap
Finish: SK040070 - Chasewater, W Midlands View on StreetMap


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 127, 139
OS Landranger Active 127, 139
OS Explorer 219, 220, 242, 244
OS Explorer Active 219, 220, 242, 244

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Bunk House
< 1 km
12 km

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Route Profile:

166.4 km (103.4 miles)
1,263 m (4,144 ft) ascent
236 m (774 ft)  maximum height

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