Trent & Mersey Canal

The Trent and Mersey Canal is 93.5 miles long, with 73 locks and 4 tunnels. It is a narrow canal for most length, however east of Burton-upon-Trent and to the west of Middlewich, it is a wide canal with 14 foot wide locks.

The Trent and Mersey canal was built to link the River Trent and the River Mersey. In 1766, a plan was authorised by an Act of Parliament and work begun. The canal continued to expand and grow, until 1827 when theopenning of the Harecastle tunnel essentially completed the canal.

Preston Brook Tunnel to Wheelock

 

Wheelock to Harecastle Tunnel

 

Harecastle Tunnel to Bromley Hayes

 

Bromley Hayes to

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