Between Bridge 56 and Bridge 57, High Bridge, Woodseaves cutting, Shropshire Union Canal


From Date: 22/01/2021 13:00

To Date: 31/07/2022 08:00 inclusive

Type: Towpath Closure

Reason: Vegetation

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Shropshire Union Canal

Starts at: Bridge 57, High Bridge

Ends at: Bridge 57, High Bridge

Upstream winding hole: Goldstone Wharf Winding Hole

Downstream winding hole: Tyrley Wharf Winding Hole


20/05/2022 13:30

Works are planned to start on 1st August to resolve the issues here.

Please refer to new notice:

26/02/2021 16:12

The navigation is now open. Please procced with care. 

The towpath will remain closed. Inspection will be carried out to assess the landslip. 

27/01/2021 13:03

The towpath and navigation are still closed as a result of recent landslip and fallen trees.

The towpath south of Bridge 57 is completely blocked by the landslip. Information signages have been put up at the accesses North and South to Woodseaves Cutting. Our teams will attend to assess the slippage. Please bear with us when we work towards resolving the situation. 


A number of trees have fallen at Woodseaves Cutting and as a result, the towpath and navigation are closed between Bridge 56 and Bridge 57. Our teams are working closely with contractors to remove the obstructions.

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