The Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation is the only navigable waterway in the branch. It runs through a largely unspoilt part of rural Essex and connects the county city of Chelmsford with the tidal estuary of the River Blackwater at Heybridge Basin. It is 13.8 miles (22.1 km) long and has 13 locks.
The Chelmsford Canal and River Link is a new canal navigation to link Springfield Basin with Chelmsford’s rivers.
Together we can protect and restore the waterways; Britain's 7,000 miles of canals and navigable rivers need your help.
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