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Points of Interest

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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

Relative Position

Restoration phase

Photo:  Remains of Lock 29

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Trail Map 7

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.