Sutton Stop Lock
Sutton Stop Lock, at Hawkesbury Junction, was built to stop the Oxford Canal losing precious water to the then recently-constructed Coventry Canal. The Stop Lock was the resolution of a dispute that, for a time, saw the two canals running parallel without being linked. Hawkesbury Junction is now a conservation area, there is a pub (The Greyhound) and it is the start (or finish) point for two walks - the Sowe Valley Footpath and the Canal Art Trail.
On the Canal Art Trail, you can walk from Hawkesbury Junction to Coventry Canal Basin in the city centre. It features a number of artworks commissioned from local artists, including an imposing statue of the famous 18th-century canal engineer James Brindley.