This is a trip of 57 miles and 41 locks from Aston Marina to Birmingham (Bournville Visitor Moorings).
On our way South now, and ultimatly heading for Droitwich Marina for our overwinter mooring.
From Aston Marina to Great Haywood Junction, but we wanted to go to Lichfield to see the Cathedral, so we went straight on.
Returning to Great Haywood and left onto the Staffs and Worcester Canal.
There’s the obligitory overnight at Tixall Wides straight after Gt Haywood Junction, and then Tixall Lock, Stafford, Deepmoor Lock (where I lived in the 60s), Penkridge, Gailey, Aldersley Junction and the Wolverhampton 21 locks and on to Tipton where we turn off for an overnight stay at The Black Country Museum. That Journey taking us a leasurly 13 days, but we did hang around Stafford and Weston seeing friends.
The Black Country Mueseum is well worth a visit, especially as it’s based in a Canal Wharf.
From the museum it’s on through Birmingham, we had inteded to stay in Brum for a couple of nights but the Conservative Party Conference was being held there and the police were’nt allowing any mooring. We were even escorted through the centre to make sure we didn’t stop.
Our next available mooring was at Bournville, opposite the Cadbury Factory, where it’s a good mooring for viiting the uneque Bournville Village, and factory. Although we didn’t do the factory tour as aparently it’s not as good as it once was.