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.


Boat Length: 72'

Boat Width: (Beam) 7'


Trent & Mersey Canal
shower rain
humidity: 87%
wind: 6m/s S
H 11 • L 10

Preston Brook Tunnel to Wheelock


Wheelock to Harecastle Tunnel


Harecastle Tunnel to Bromley Hayes


Bromley Hayes to

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