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Dudley Canal No 2 – Lapal Canal

The Lapal Canal is the derelict eastern ‘half’ (5.5 miles) of the otherwise navigable Dudley No 2 Canal stretching from Hawne Basin to Selly Oak.

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Facts & Stats

5.5 miles

(8.0km)

The length of the Lapal Canal restoration.

0 locks

1917

The year this stretch of canal was closed

The restoration of the Lapal Canal

The long-term aim of the Lapal Canal Trust is to restore the Dudley No. 2 Canal from its current terminus at Hawne Basin, Halesowen, through to its former connection with the Worcester & Birmingham Canal in Birmingham.  The most difficult aspect of this proposal is the restoration of the Lapal Tunnel which is blocked in an unknown number of places.  However the Lapal Canal Trust is proposing to restore stretches of canal on either side of the Tunnel which will bring benefit to the local community.