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Lapal Canal Camp (Dudley No 2) CC2024-14

This event is currently full.
The work: Completing the task we began during last year’s Canal Camp, to build an access ramp connecting an original brick bridge to the towpath.


The reason: To provide public access from the popular Selly Oak Park to the towpath of a length of canal which Lapal Canal Trust us currently working to reopen as a short branch off the Worcester & Birmingham Canal leading into the park.

The restoration: The Lapal Canal is the name given by canal restorers to the abandoned length of the Dudley No 2 Canal, which was built as a bypass route around Birmingham, but suffered from mining subsidence affecting the very long Lapal Tunnel, which eventually collapsed and closed the route. The Trust’s long-term aim is to reopen it via a new route with locks climbing over the hill rather than repair the tunnel. However in the shorter term the goal is to open the east end as a local amenity and an attractive detour off the Worcester & Birmingham Canal - starting with the current project at Selly Oak Park.

August 17th, 2024 4:00 PM through August 24th, 2024 12:00 PM
Lapal Canal – Selly Oak Park
69 Gibbins Rd, Birmingham B29 6PQ
Birmingham, West Midlands B29 6PQ
United Kingdom
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Phone: 01494 783 453 ext. 607
Phone: 01494 783 453 ext. 605
Event Fee(s)
Canal Camp 2024 Price Set £ 80.00