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North Walsham & Dilham Canal

The restoration of Ebridge lock allows the canal to extend further downstream.

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Facts & Stats

9 miles

(14.5km)

6 locks

1934

Year closed

(trade ended, never officially abandoned)

Restoring Ebridge Lock

Restoration has been carried out on several of the canal’s locks. A trial rewatering at Swafield has gone ahead, as well as a restoration of Bacton Wood Lock and an adjacent length of canal. Restoring Ebridge Lock will extend this length downstream.

Sustainable boating

We want boating on canals and rivers to be more sustainable and – even though the current overall contribution to UK carbon emissions is very small – we want to help reduce emissions on the waterways.

Waterways heritage

Our waterways heritage is what makes Britain’s canals and rivers special and it must be actively protected – through the local planning system and sufficient funding – for the future.

Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.

Waterway underfunding

Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.

Waterway businesses

The government needs to intervene at the earliest possible opportunity to save this vital sector of the British economy and what could be a core element of the British stay-at-home leisure and holiday sectors in the coming years.

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