Winding Hole, Bridge 79C at the Dingle, Selly Oak, Birmingham, Worcester & Birmingham Canal


From Date: 12/06/2015 10:30

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Structure failure

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

Starts at: Winding Hole

Ends at: Winding Hole

Upstream winding hole: Footbridge 84A, Birmingham University Footbridge


15/12/2020 09:05

The width restriction is still in place, due to the need to secure the towpath wall with temporary scaffolding and gravel bag support, while we prepare for permanent stabilisation works. 

Customer are advised to remain in the centre of the channel and take extra care when passing through this location. Please continue to use alternative winding hole at Footbridge 84A, Birmingham University Footbridge. 


The waterway wall directly opposite the winding hole is starting to fail and further wash from boat propellers using the winding hole will exacerbate the problem.  Therefore we are closing the winding hole and reducing the navigation by 1.5 metres to offer the wall some protection until remedial works are undertaken.

There is an alternative winding hole at Footbridge 84A, Birmingham University Footbridge.

Can boaters please approach with caution and remain in the centre of the channel