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Waterways in the branch

Waterways in the IWA Lichfield Branch area include the Ashby, Birmingham & Fazeley, Coventry, Rushall, Staffordshire & Worcestershire, Trent & Mersey and Wyrley & Essington Canals. Plus the restoration schemes – Ashby and Lichfield & Hatherton Canals and the Stafford Riverway Link

Explore waterways in the branch area

Moored boats at Snarestone Wharf on the Ashby Canal
Moored boats on Snarestone Wharf Ashby Canal.

The waterways

Local events

Local activities


Lichfield Branch Area

See details of the waterways in the branch area including the branch boundaries.



Ashby Canal Trail

A new Ashby Canal Trail has been created by Ashby Canal Association following a £10,000 grant from IWA.  The Trail follows the route of the canal under restoration.

Waterways affected by HS2

We’re campaigning to protect canals and rivers from the damaging effects of HS2, especially where the tranquillity of the waterways is under threat.