The length of the Stourbridge Canal main line that is navigable.
The mainline of the canal has 20 locks there are no locks on the branch of the canal from Wordsley Junction to Stourbridge.
After campaigns led by IWA and the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Society.
From Stourton Junction to the Dudley Canal
There is a branch from Wordsley Junction to Stourbridge that is 1.25 miles (2km) long with no locks.
The Stourbridge Canal was built to transport coal from the Dudley coalfields to the glass manufacturers around Stourbridge. Although never derelict, the canal fell into serious disrepair by the 1960s, but following a strenuous campaign by IWA and the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Society, the canal was put into working order by British Waterways with support from work parties led by Graham Palmer who went on to form the Waterway Recovery Group. The canal was reopened in 1967.
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