It will be great when the "Lichfield Canal" is restored (my Nicholson calls it the Wyrley and Essington) and boats can travel the seven-and-a-bit miles (and 31 locks) up to Ogley Junction and the W&E proper.
I like the way the "no access" part of the sign to Ogley Junction is a temporary, removable plate.
The route will be full of interest: apart from the large number of locks there are (or will be) six short tunnels (all right, more like long overbridges); an aqueduct over the M6 Toll; a lift bridge from the Peak Forest Canal; and a "sliding bridge".
A good place for information on the restoration is the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust website; for distances etc. go to CanalPlan.
A Very Busy Couple of Weeks! - [image: b2e325fb-522c-4e37-9444-8028a569d27f] A short while back we went “over the river” (the R. Erwell) to neighbouring Salford to pay our respects at ...
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