New towpath at Market Drayton

We've improved the towpath along the Shropshire Union Canal at Market Drayton for the thousands of boaters and local people who use this section of canal every year.

European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

The work has been part-funded by a grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development Rural Tourism Infrastructure programme and involved improving the towpath between Victoria Wharf at Bridge 65 through to the Market Drayton Aqueduct.

The project involved resurfacing and widening the towpath in places to create a rural green route that connects communities and allows local people and visitors to explore their local canal whatever the weather.

Rural canal

This towpath improvement is part of a wider package of works aimed at improving the towpath of rural canals in Shropshire and Staffordshire for boaters, local people and tourists visiting the area. We've already improved the towpath along the Trent & Mersey Canal at Great Haywood. The next phase of improvements will take place on the Llangollen Canal at Lions Quay.

Last date edited: 7 September 2021