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Dudley Canal No 2

The Dudley Canal No 2 runs from Park Head Junction with Dudley Canal Line No 1 and ends at Hawne Basin which is close to Halesowen.

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Facts & Stats

5.5 miles

(8.9 km)

The length of the Dudley Canal No 2 which is navigable.

0 locks

1798

The year the full 11 mile long canal was opened.

From Park Head Junction to Hawne Basin

The Dudley Canal No 2 runs from Park Head Junction with the Dudley Canal Line No 1 to Hawne Basin, where it currently terminates. It was originally 11 miles long and was built to link the Dudley No 1 Canal to the Worcester & Birmingham Canal in Selly Oak.  It was designed to act as a faster way of getting coal from the Black Country to London.

The canal is derelict for 5.3 miles (8.5km) from Hawne Basin through the Lapal Tunnel and on to Selly Oak Junction on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.  Restoration of this section is proposed under the name of  the Lapal Canal and is being led by volunteers of the Lapal Canal Trust.

Dudley Canal No2 is joined at Windmill End Junction by the Netherton Branch of the Birmingham Canal.  The Bumble Hole Arm of the Dudley No. 2 Canal leads to Bumble Hole Nature Reserve.

Waterway notes

Maximum boat sizes

  • Length: 70′ 11″ (21.62 metres)
  • Beam: 7′ 4″ (2.24 metres)
  • Height: 7′ 5″ (2.26 metres)
  • Draught: 4′ 4″ (1.32 metres)

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