Lichfield Canal Heritage Towpath Trail

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Points of Interest

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On 6th March 2015  work began on the reinstatement of a culvert and small aqueduct which was demolished when the M6 Toll motorway was built. This structure will enable the Lichfield Canal Trust to reinstate the canal right up to the aqueduct which the Trust had to install before the motorway opened to traffic in 2003.

In the immediate future there will only be a walking route from the Boat Inn to Barracks Lane but this will open up the canal route to the general public.  This has been made possible because the Trust managed to attract a substantial funding grant at the end of 2014 to open up derelict canal land linking Lichfield and Brownhills.

More on the Restoration of Summerhill on our website.


Private property - no access

Distance from Catshill

Distance from Huddlesford

Crane Brook Culvert

On canal line

Relative Position

Restoration phase

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Photo:  Crane Brook early 2015 before work started

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Photo:  Crane Brook in May 2015 with culvert almost completed.

Concrete slab on top is part of access roadway for machinery to build the new lock.