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Outdoor adventures - it’s time to discover your local canal network


As cycling and walking is becoming more popular than ever, it’s time to rediscover the canal network in the West Midlands!

People living and working in the Black Country are now able to enjoy a traffic-free route to school and work after our partners, the charity, Canal & River Trust, completed a two-year project to improve 11 miles of towpath along the Birmingham Main Line canal, through Black Country scenery that is rich in industrial history and wildlife. 

Recently undergoing a resurfacing programme, the pothole free route provides a green corridor between our cities and suburbs, connecting local people to their commute to work and school, enjoy a leisurely stroll or go for a run throughout the year. 

The Trust, which cares for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales, was able to make the improvements thanks to funding from the Local Growth Fund ‘Managing Short Trips 2 Programme’.

The programme was overseen by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and managed by West Midlands Combined Authority in partnership with Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton councils.

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