Bridgwater & Taunton Canal

The Bridgwater & Taunton Canal runs from Bridgwater Docks (though Oakley Lock connecting with the River Parrett is non-operational) and the River Tone at Taunton.  The Canal is 13.5 miles (21.7km) long and has 7 locks.  It is possible to connect with the River Tone (navigable for about 1 mile) via Firepool Lock.

The maximum size of boat that can navigate the canal is
length: 55' 2" (16.8 metres) - Firepool Lock
beam: 12' 6" (3.8 metres) - Higher maunsell Lock
height: 7' 3" (2.2 metres) - Huntworth Bridge (No 12) and Obridge Bridge (No 36)
draught: 4' 6" (1.36 metres) - cill of Higher Maunsell Lock



IWA Branch

West Country

Navigation Authority

Canal & River Trust
Head Office
First Floor North
Station House
500 Elder Gate
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

T: 0303 040 4040
Canal & River Trust website