Come and explore the secret history of your local West Midlands Canal

Local residents are invited to delve into the history of West Midlands’ 200 year old canal network and find out why the waterways in this area are so special.
The Canal & River Trust, the new waterways charity taking over responsibility of the local canals and rivers from British Waterways, are supporting a series of canal heritage walks which will allow local people to discover the secrets and mysteries of their local black country canal. The volunteer led walks, taking place between the 29 April and the 30 May, will allow visitors to take in a number of canals in the West Midlands including those around Birmingham, Walsall, Dudley, Kidderminster and Stourport. As well as being able to explore and find out more about these historic waterways local people will also be able to visit a pumping station and view a lime kiln – both of which were important to the waterways during the canal building era. Read more on the British Waterways website…