Lichfield Canal Heritage Towpath Trail
Points of Interest
© 2016 Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust
The old Lock 29 has been abandoned and now forms a nature reserve. The old canal line from Lock 29 to Darnford Lane remains buried below a new golf course.
Nature reserve - do not disturb
Distance from Catshill
Distance from Huddlesford
A new lower canal channel has been formed to pass below the existing road without a hump back bridge . This new canal route forms an essential part of the lowland heath links across the district.
Old Lock 29 (Disused)
North of canal
Photo: Remains of Lock 29
View this area on the O.S. Map from 1883
By courtesy of the National Library of Scotland
Lock 29 - three pictures by Paul Reeves, April 2017
The piece of iron is called the chamber header plate and protects the lock from being damaged by boats.