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Worcestershire canal boat holidays

01-10-2012 : TARDEBIGGE LOCKS

Start your Canal Boat Holiday from our locations at Worcester or Alvechurch to experience The Tardebigge Lock Flight and Tunnel.

Tardebigge is home to the largest Grade 2 listed lock flight in the UK and thirty locks that make up the flight.

This makes the Tardebigge Locks the largest flight in Britain raising the Worcester and Birmingham Canal for 220 feet.

Close to lock number 57, the second from the top, is the Tardebigge Engine House which was orginally built to pump water up from Tardebigge Reservoir which is about 50 feet below the level of the top pound.

The reservoir was one of a number of water supplies for the canal.

The nearby Tardebigge Tunnel is 580 yards long and wide enough for two Narrow Boats to pass each other.

Local legend suggests that tunnel is haunted and may contain a brick archway below water level leading into a secret cavern.

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
 
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