Proposed Waterways for Restoration

Photo: Glamorganshire Canal by Pat Cleary

Click the links below to see details for the individual projects where waterways restoration is proposed, but where work has not yet started to any substantial extent.  Information includes a summary about the waterway, historical information, photo gallery and other useful information.

Information on waterways where physical wateway restoration work has started is available in the 'Waterways under Restoration' section.

Ashton Canal - Hollinwood Branch
Ashton Canal - Stockport Branch 
River Avon (Warwickshire) - Higher Avon
Aylsham Navigation

Barnsley and Dearne & Dove Canals
BCN Bradley Locks Branch
Bedford to Milton Keynes Link
Bradford Canal
Bridgewater Canal - Runcorn Locks

Caldon Canal - Leek Branch
Cambridgeshire Lodes 
Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation extension 
Coventry Canal - Griff Arm

D - F
Frodsham Cut (River Weaver)  (details to follow)

Glamorganshire Canal
Grand Union Canal - Daventry Arm
Grand Union Canal - Foxton Inclined Plane

H - K
Horncastle Navigation
Itchen Navigation
River Ivel Navigation

Lagan Navigation (Northern Ireland)
River Leven Navigation  (Scotland)
Little Ouse extension 
Llangollen Canal - Whitchurch Arm
Louth Navigation
Lord Rolles Canal
Lydney Canal  (details to follow)

M - O
Oxford Canal - Old Loops (Brunel's Basin)

P - R
Portsmouth and Arundel Canal
The Rother Link
Runcorn and Weston Canal  (details to follow)

Sankey (St Helens) Canal
Slough-Thames Link  (details to follow)
Somerset Levels  (details to follow)
Stafford Riverway Link
Stourbridge Canal - Fens Branch

T - V
Trent & Mersey Canal - Burslem Port Branch

W - Z
River Wissey extension

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Interactive Map

Take a look at CRT's interactive map of lost waterways showing potential restoration projects, proposed new canal links and historic waterways across England and Wales.