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Shropshire Union Canal

106 km / 66 miles

Cheshire, Shrops, Staffs, W Midlands
The Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal opened in 1835 and later, forming part of the Shropshire Union, was Thomas Telford's last great engineering challenge. The route passes through rural Shropshire and Cheshire via Gnosall, Norbury, Market Drayton, Audlem, Nantwich and Chester to Ellesmere Port.

There is also the 10-mile Middlewich Branch from Barbridge.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Waymark
Chester-Ellesmere Port section named as “Canalside Trail”
Attributes
Easy; Canal; Industrial History
Start
SJ901020 - Autherley Junction, W Midlands
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Finish
SJ407770 - Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet
Shropshire Union Canal (British Waterways - Chester - 1996)

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger
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OS Landranger Active
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OS Explorer
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OS Explorer Active
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Other Paper Maps:
Stripmap
Shropshire Union Canal (GEOprojects - 2008)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
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Bunk House
< 1 Km
92 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
92 Km
Hotels
Brookside Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
94 Km

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Route Profile:

106.8 Km (66.4 miles)
617 m (2,024 ft) ascent
123 m (404 ft)  maximum height