Lichfield Canal Heritage Towpath Trail

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A new tunnel under the A51 is required. The road is single carriageway but widened at the location of the proposed canal crossing to two lanes in each direction. The completed crossing would be around 50m long, with a 4m wide navigable channel and 2m wide towpath.

See the Atkins Feasibility Study for detailed analysis of the options.

The Horse and Jockey on Tamworth Road


11.53 Km.

7.16 Mls.

Distance from Catshill

Distance from Huddlesford

2.38 Km.

1.48 Mls.

A51 Crossing

On canal line

Relative Position

Restoration phase


A51 crossing and start of the Heritage Trail to Borrowcop Locks Canal Park.

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Trail Map 7

View to the north where the A51 crossing will commence.

Photo:  O.S. Map from 1947 in the area of the A51/A38 crossing. The A38 is nowhere to be seen!

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By courtesy of the National Library of Scotland