Towpath Closure: Hildicks Bridge to Teeces Bridge, Wyrley & Essington Canal


From Date: 28/08/2023 08:00

To Date: 19/02/2024 14:49 inclusive

Type: Towpath Closure

Reason: (Re)Construction

Is the towpath closed? Yes


Closest waterway: Wyrley & Essington Canal

Starts at: Hildicks Bridge

Ends at: Teeces Bridge


19/02/2024 14:49

Works have been complete and the towpath is open again.

19/10/2023 16:15

The team are making good progress, but have unfortunately ran into some delays. The expected re-opening date is now expected to be Monday 19th February 2024 based on current realities.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

11/08/2023 11:33

Start date no expected to be 28th August.

14/07/2023 15:28

Please be advised the towpath closure will now start from Tuesday 8th August, and finish Friday 10th November.


The towpath will be closed from Hildicks Bridge to Teeces Bridge on the Wyrley & Essington Canal. This is for improvement works starting 14th July and finishing 5th December.

The construction and refurbishment of the new towpath surfacing will be done with a spray and chip surfacing. The works will also include the installation of solar powered light emitting diode (LED) lighting system to illuminate the side of the towpath nearest the waters edge.

Thank you for your patience as these improvement works are carried out.