Guide to the Stratford Upon Avon Canal, Southern Section.

by M. J. Fox

Publisher: Stratford upon Avon Canal Society in Leamington Spa

Written in English
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ContributionsJohnson, A. G., Stratford upon Avon Canal Society.
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Long Marston (56mi) The Stratford Greenway is the finest traffic-free section on this route, one of Sustrans’ signature rail trails. This was formerly the line from Stratford-upon-Avon to Cheltenham. The southern section of the route (from Broadway to Cheltenham Racecourse) has been reclaimed as a steam railway; the central section is partly overgrown trackbed, partly a . Enjoy waterside cycling and walking on this 26 mile canal which runs from Stratford Upon Avon to Birmingham. The whole route can be walked while cyclists can enjoy the sections from Stratford Upon Avon to Wilmcote at one end and through . One such canal rescued from ruin was the Stratford-upon-Avon, originally completed years ago in Its runs from the suburbs of Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon – 25 miles in total – and like many other waterways of its heyday, its principal cargo was coal. We recommend booking Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 6 Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm tours on Tripadvisor/5(K).

Where to Eat in Stratford-upon-Avon. There are plenty of great restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon, so let’s see where to eat in Stratford-upon-Avon. Lambs Restaurant occupies a 16th century building. You’ll find a good selection of fish on the menu, a choice of traditional Sunday roast dinners, and a menu full of gluten free options too. Home. William Shakespeare. Historic Stratford If you wish to stay in the area and would like to pre-book your accommodation then why not check out Where to Stay in and around Stratford-upon-Avcon or similarly if you just to wish to enjoy a meal or a drink in one of the many hostelries in the area then why not. Books by the Bottle: a book club in Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. 83 likes. "Books by the Bottle" is a well-established 'book club' or 'reading group' in Followers: The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal links to the Avon through a lock in the park in front of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. The River Avon can be used by boats with a maximum length of 70 ft (21 m), beam of 13 ft 6 in ( m), height of 10 ft ( m) and draught of 4 ft ( m) from Tewkesbury to es: Northamptonshire, .

  The Roman road that crossed the Avon at Stratford-upon-Avon was the Salt Road to Alcester (the modern A). In medieval times a wooden bridge was built, alongside the ford, and at the end of the fifteenth century the stone bridge shown here was constructed. Bearley North and West Junctions are on the southern most part of the North Warwickshire line. From these new junctions on the Stratford Upon Avon to Hatton branch line the North Warwickshire Railway commenced its 18 mile long route to Tyseley where it joined the Oxford to Birmingham line. Stratford Upon Avon (Stratford) has Anglo-Saxon origins, and developed as a market town during the medieval period. In Stratford was granted a charter from King Richard I to hold a weekly market in the town, giving it its status as a market town. Stratford-upon-Avon (/ ˌ s t r æ t f ə d ə p ɒ n ˈ eɪ v ən /, known locally as Stratford) is a market town and civil parish in south Warwickshire, lies on the River Avon, 22 miles (35 km) south east of Birmingham and 8 miles (13 km) south west of is the largest and most populous town of the District of Stratford-on-Avon, which uses the term "on" to indicate that District: Stratford-on-Avon.

Guide to the Stratford Upon Avon Canal, Southern Section. by M. J. Fox Download PDF EPUB FB2

Stratford Upon Avon Canal Guide - Southern Section Booklet published by the Stratford Upon Avon Canal Society in 46 pages A5 size Booklet S The Stratford-on-Avon Canal (Southern Section) is a narrow canal and is part of the Stratford-on-Avon runs for 13 miles and ¾ furlongs through 35 locks from Lapworth Junction (south) (where it joins the Stratford-on-Avon Canal (Lapworth Link) and the Stratford-on-Avon Canal (Northern Section)) to Junction of Stratford Canal and River Avon (where it joins the River Avon.

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal is a canal in the south Midlands of canal, which was built between andruns for miles ( km) in total, and consists of two sections.

The dividing line is at Kingswood Junction, which gives access to the Grand Union ing acquisition by a railway company init gradually declined, the southern section. The southern section of this narrow canal, runs from the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon up to the village of Lapworth, where it meets the Grand Union Canal, with 35 locks and three aqueducts along the way.

The Stratford-on-Avon Canal (Northern Section) is a narrow canal and is part of the Stratford-on-Avon runs for 12 miles and 4¾ furlongs through 19 locks from Lapworth Junction (south) (where it joins the Stratford-on-Avon Canal (Lapworth Link) and the Stratford-on-Avon Canal (Southern Section)) to King's Norton Junction (where it joins the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.

The Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal runs for just 25 miles from the Birmingham suburbs to the River Avon in Stratford on Avon but there are 54 locks so two or three days are needed. Although the canal is fairly short it goes through some enchanting countryside in the very Heart of England, cutting through the Forest of Arden with its ancient oaks.

Stratford Upon Avon Canal Guide - Southern Section - National Trust Condition: VG+ with a little wear to cover. Overseas buyers we are happy to combine shipping to save you money on postage where ever possible.

The Stratforn-upon-Avon Canal runs from Kings Norton in the north to Stratford-upon-Avon in the south. The canal is miles long and was built between and Half way along it's length there is a link to the Grand Union Canal at Kingswood Junction. Just before Stratford, the canal passes through the tiny village of Wilmcote, where you can stop and visit Mary Arden’s house.

The historic half-timbered Tudor farmhouse was home to Shakespeare’s mother before she was married. The canal joins the River Avon at the Bancroft Basin in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you. Back; see our canal and towpath stoppages section here and check your route. need to unhitch horses from their tow-ropes.

Read about the history of the Stratford upon Avon Canal. Days out along the Stratford upon Avon Canal. The Stratford upon Avon Canal Society was formed in with the main aim of securing the future of the southern section of the canal from Lapworth to Stratford.

With the help of other interested groups this was achieved in with the re-opening of the section to navigation, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal is a canal in the south Midlands of England.

The canal, which was built between andruns for miles ( km) in total, and consists of two sections. The dividing line is at Kingswood Junction, which gives access to the Grand Union ing acquisition by a railway company init gradually declined, the southern section End point: Stratford.

The Canal Quarter Regeneration Zone. Our adopted Core Strategy sets out the policy basis for the regeneration of the Canal Quarter in Stratford-upon-Avon (Proposal SUA.1). The Canal Quarter is composed of land next to the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal at Western Road, Wharf Road, Timothy's Bridge Road and Masons Road on the edge of the town centre.

10 Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon Reproduction of this map is forbidden without the written consent of Stratford-on-Avon District Council (for all enquiries, please contact Stratford-upon-Avon Town Management Partnership: ). This souvenir guide will assist you in getting the most out of your stay in Shakespeare’s town.

See more of England in less time on a day trip to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick from London. Designed for travelers with limited time in England, this tour allows you to flit between three of England’s top draws with ease and efficiency on a coach equipped with Wi-Fi/5(1K).

The Warwickshire River Avon is navigable for about 45 miles, from Tewkesbury to just above Stratford-upon-Avon. The River Avon meanders much more than the Severn, through beautiful watermeadows above Tewkesbury, famous for it's abbey and fine buildings, and winds on amidst willow trees through the Vale of Evesham to Stratford-upon-Avon.

the canal basin was the centre of commerce on the river. on Southern Lane. Tours of the building take place each week, free of charge. If you would like to take a look book, Stratford-upon-Avon: a History of its Streets and Buildings, by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s former Head of Archives, Robert Bearman, is designed as a guide.

Narrow boats ply the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal to where it joins the River Avon in Stratford. A combination of transportation and vacation accommodation, England's narrow boats are a romantic way to discover scenic riverside villages pubs.

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal is a 25 mile canal with 56 locks between Birmingham and and Stratford-upon. The restoration of the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal The southern section of the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal was restored by the National Trust between and We navigated it on a family canal holiday in Free book chapter: The Flaws in Author: Jonathan Calder.

Latest News Spotlight on the Canals – The Stratford Canal. Shakespeare, barrel roof lock cottages, iron aqueducts and gourmet pubs. The mile long narrow and mostly rural Stratford-upon-Avon Canal links Shakespeare’s Stratford and the River Avon in the south, with the Worcester & Birmingham Canal close to Birmingham in the north, passing through the Forest.

From Graces Guide. The Stratford and Moreton Tramway was a mile long horse-drawn wagonway from the canal basin at Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire to Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire, with a branch to Shipston-on-Stour. The Stratford upon Avon Canal was built between and It runs for 41 km.(25½ mi) in total, and consists of two sections.

The southern section starts at the River Avon in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, and stretches north as far as Kingswood Junction near Lapworth, Warwickshire, where it is connected to the Grand Union Canal by a.

A Brief History of the Stratford upon Avon Canal. The Stratford upon Avon Canal was authorised by an initial Act of Parliament inand additional Acts in and Cutting began in November at Kings Norton on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.

Stratford-upon-Avon train station is m away, on the A Alcester Road, slightly to the west of the town centre. It is served from Birmingham and Author: Guardian Staff. Stratford-upon-Avon High Street Study. The Stratford-upon-Avon High Street Study is a material consideration to inform planning applications affecting Stratford's High Street.

We also expect that the principles in the document will be applied to Stratford-upon-Avon town centre as a whole. It sets out a framework of works to enhance the 'public. In the summer the River Avon is busy with rowing boats, motor boats and river cruises.

The Birmingham to Stratford Canal is busy with colourful narrowboats passing through or mooring up in the canal basin Stratford-upon-Avon Canal. There are often jugglers, fire-eaters and magicians entertaining the public on the ct: Stratford-on-Avon.

The Avon Ring is a canal ring which is located to the south west of Birmingham in England, and connects the major towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, Evesham, Tewkesbury, Worcester and the southern outskirts of Birmingham. It consists of stretches of four waterways, and is heavily locked, with a total of locks on its route of miles ( km).Navigation authority: Canal & River Trust.

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal is a canal in the south Midlands of England. Stratford upon Avon Canal, which was built between andruns for miles in total, and consists of two. History. The tramway was intended to carry Black Country coal to the rural districts of southern Warwickshire via the Stratford-on-Avon Canal, and limestone and agricultural produce northwards.

The parliamentary act for the line was passed in and construction was completed inthe route having been surveyed by the railway promoter William James. An illustrated guide to the Collegiate Church of Stratford-on-Avon by George Arbuthnot English books published between and with S.T.C.

references by Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon canal (southern section) by National Trust. The people who know the most about the Main Canal branch of the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal are the boaters themselves.

We are hoping that, with your help, we can make the UK Waterways Guide the most comprehensive and up to date source of. Stratford Tourist Information Centre's Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon (Jarrold, £) is concise and colourful, with short sections on the main attractions.

It .This guide to Warwickshire & West Midlands features 50 mapped walks from two to ten miles, to suit all abilities.

The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, and clear mapping for ease of use.