BCN Bradley Locks Branch


Photo: Culverted (filled in) Lock No. 1 on the disused Bradley Branch Canal part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations

When the The Bradley Canal is restored it will recreate a 1.5 mile link on the BCN between the Walsall Canal and the New Main Line.

A feasibility study to consider the restoration of the Bradley Canal
was funded by Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust, Birmingham Canal Navigation Society, Canal & River Trust and The Inland Waterways Association.

IWA is pleased to have been able to support the study to consider the restoration of the Bradley Canal, financially, with advice and through the commitment of local branch members over a long period, which eventually brought the project to the attention of Neil Wyatt of Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust, who is also on Canal & River Trust’s West Midlands Partnership, which resulted in the current partnership between the four organisations.  There is also support for the restoration from a local residents association.