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Overview of the Hatherton Canal Read a more detailed description here.
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This is the definitive guide to Hatherton canal information, maintained by our magazine editor Stefan Szulc.
Map of the Hatherton Canal showing the original route and first proposed route
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Google Map of the Hatherton Canal showing the proposed route and main Points of Interest
Hatherton Canal map showing the proposed route
Hatherton Junction to Wedges Mill
Wedges Mill to Great Wyrley
Great Wyrley to the Wyrley & Essington Canal
Permissive footpath, walkable from Oak Lane to the Roman Way just short of the A4601
The original intention was to make a connection eastwards over a disused colliery tramway to Grove Basins on the still navigable Cannock Extension Canal. However, the severe environmental restrictions thereon led to adopting an alternate route southwards to connect directly into the Wyrley & Essington Canal through the former Lords Hays Branch near Pelsall Junction on the BCN.
Hatherton Canal Maps
Very detailed maps downloadable cruising maps for Computer, Android, iPhone/iPad or printout.