Now that we are living in Worcester, I thought it would be a good idea to walk the length of the Worcester & Birmingham canal. My inspiration has come partly from the book Walking the Canals of the Midlands by Michael Kettle.
The length of the walk is roughly 30 miles. Michael Kettle Travelled North-South from Alvestoke to Diglis. He missed out the West Hills tunnel and the industrial part throuh the centre of Birmingham. I will be travelling South-North from Diglis Basin in Worcester to Gas Street in the heart of Birmingham.
I’m hoping to complete the walk in June/July 2010. Although the walk would be easily achievable in a couple of days, I’m planning to do it in quite short sections of about 7 miles each, dawdling and taking lots of photos. In particular I plan to take a photo of every bridge over the canal.