The Birmingham & Fazeley Canal is 15 miles (24 km) long with 38 locks and connects the Birmingham Canal at Farmers Bridge Junction to the Coventry Canal at Fazeley. The Digbeth Branch runs from Aston Junction for 1 mile (1.6 km) with 6 locks to the Grand Union Canal at Warwick Bar. At Salford Junction the Tame Valley Canal and the Birmingham & Warwick Junction Canal both join. The Birmingham & Fazeley Canal legally continues another 5½ miles beyond Fazeley to Whittington Brook as part of the line of the Coventry Canal.
The maximum size of boat that can navigate the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal is
length: 70' 7" (21.52 metres) - Curdworth Middle Lock
beam: 7' 4" (2.23 metres) - Curdworth Middle Lock
height: 7' 3" (2.22 metres) - Caters Bridge
draught: 4' 7" (1.39 metres) - Curdworth Middle Lock
Handcuff keys are required for many of the locks on the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal.
Canal & River Trust
Peel's Wharf, Lichfield Street, Fazeley, Tamworth, B78 3QZ
T: 0303 040 4040
Canal & River Trust website