Lapal Canal

Photo: Volunteers working on the Lapal Canal in Selly Oak Park by Ivor Caplan

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.  Whilst the most difficult aspect of this proposal would be the restoration of Lapal Tunnel, which has suffered subsidence and is blocked in an unknown number of places, the Trust is proposing incremental restoration on both sides of the Tunnel, as viable missions in their own rights.