Grand Union Canal - Braunston to Birmingham


The Grand Union Canal runs from the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal and the Tame Valley Canal at Salford Junction, and from Digbeth Branch of the Birmingham Canal at Warwick Bar to join the Oxford Canal at Napton Junction and Braunston.  The Grand Union Canal continues from Braunston to the tidal Thames at Brentford.  The Canal is joined by the Stratford upon Avon Canal at Kingswood Junction.  The main line of the canal from Birmingham to Braunston is 43.5 miles (70.0 km) and has 63 locks.

The maximum boat size that can navigate the waterway from Braunston to the top of Camp Hill Locks (Birmingham), which are narrow, is
length: 80' 4" (24.5 metres) - Hatton Locks
beam: 12' 0" (3.65 metres) - Blue Lias Road Bridge (No 23)
headroom: 7' 11" (2.41 metres) - Blue Lias Road Bridge (No 23)
draught: 6' 1" (1.86 metres) - cill of Hatton Locks

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IWA Branches

Birmingham, Black Country & Worcestershire - Top of Camp Hill Locks to Salford Junction
Warwickshire Branch
- Top of Camp Hill Locks to Braunston Turn

Navigation Authority

Canal & River Trust
T: 0303 040 4040
Canal & River Trust website

From Braunston to Butt Lane (Bridge 34, Radford Semele)
510-524 Elder House, Elder Gate, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 1BW

From Butt Lane (Bridge 34, Radford Semele) to Birmingham
Peel's Wharf, Lichfield Street, Fazeley, Tamworth, B78 3QZ

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