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About the branch

We help to protect and restore waterways in the Lichfield area through work parties, fundraising, events, campaigning and responding to over 200 planning matters each year. We provide a forum for anyone with an interest in waterways to meet like-minded people. Join us on a guided walk, a work party or come along to one of our monthly talks. 

Latest news

Waterways affected by HS2

We’re campaigning to protect canals and rivers from the damaging effects of HS2, especially where the tranquillity of the waterways is under threat.

Waterways affected by the HS2 plans

Both the public country park and the private moorings at the old colliery basin at Polesworth on the Coventry Canal will be severely damaged by HS2.

Waterways affected by the HS2 plans

The junction of HS2 with the West Coast Main Line at Abram requires a high embankment that will be visible from the Leeds & Liverpool Canal’s Leigh Branch across the Hey Brook valley.

Waterways affected by the HS2 plans

It is expected that the HS2 viaduct crossing will maintain the headroom and width required by the maximum size of ships that can use the canal – making the structure very high and prominent.

Waterways affected by the HS2 plans

The Trent & Mersey Canal will be affected by three crossings over a 2 mile section in the River Dane valley north of Middlewich, from south of canal bridge 177 to north of the Billinge Green Flashes at Whatcroft.

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Contact Us

For further information contact us on email: lichfield@waterways.org.uk