This canal runs from the Worcester and Birmingham Canal at King’s Norton Junction in Birmingham to the River Avon at Stratford-upon-Avon. It is 41km (25.5mi) long with 55 locks.
The route runs from busy, urban Birmingham through picturesque countryside to Stratford, where it terminates in sight of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
At Kingswood, there is a link to the Grand Union Canal – the Kingswood Branch, which is 0.4 km (0.25 mi long with one lock. The canal forms part of the Avon and Cotswolds Rings, the latter only fully possible when restoration of the Thames and Severn Canal and the Stroudwater Navigation is complete.