Great Haywood Towpath Improvements

We're starting a six week project to upgraded a section of the Trent & Mersey Canal near Great Haywood in Staffordshire.

We're working in partnership with Staffordshire County Council and the National Trust to improve the towpath along the Trent & Mersey Canal in Great Haywood.

On 24 May we are starting a six week project to resurface, and in some places widen the canal towpath, from Iron Bridge to the Trent Aqueduct in Great Haywood - a distance of 600 metres.

The project will create a level pothole free green route that local people can use to commute to work and school, enjoy a leisurely stroll, go for a run or simply to enjoy the canal.

The footpath connecting the canal to the Shugborough Estate will also be improved enabling visitors’ easy access to the National Trust site.

The work is being part funded by a grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) Rural Tourism Infrastructure programme

Towpath closure and diversion

During the works to towpath will be closed with a signed diversion route in place enabling local people to link up with the towpath further down the canal and visit the Shugborough Estate. The canal will remain open for boating, but the visitor moorings will be suspended.

Last date edited: 10 May 2021