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Bentley Bridge to Dudley Canal Trust

Enjoy a lock-free paddle through some of our country’s most fascinating industrial heritage.

Dudley Canal & Tunnel Dudley Canal & Tunnel

Distance: 7 miles

Start point: Bentley Bridge Retail Park, WV11 1BP

End point: Dudley Canal Trust, DY1 4SB

Put your boat in the Wryley & Essington Canal at the retail park and head left. After 1.25 miles you’ll meet the Birmingham Main Line Canal. At the junction pass the old boat dock and turn left onto the Birmingham Old Main Line and head away from Wolverhampton towards Birmingham City Centre.

At 4.2 miles you’ll reach Deepfields Juntion. Keep to the right hand fork here. Shortly after the junction you’ll pass through Coseley Tunnel.

The next junction you reach is Factory Junction. Head right away from the locks past Malthouse Stables Activity Centre (on your right).

At the next junction take the right hand fork to continue to Dudley Canal Trust.

This trail has been put together by British Canoeing. Find out more about this route and print out a map.

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