Canoeing and Kayaking on : Worcester and Birmingham Canal

Paddle Point

Dunhampstead tunnel at 216 meters is a large straight tunnel (which helps as you can see the end!). Officially it is closed to unpowered craft but there is no sign at the end that says "no canoes", best paddled out of the hire boat season when there are less narrowboats about. A decent torch is essential.

Paddle Point

Launch point on the canal, under the bridge and above the lock. Limited parking at the side of the road by the bridge (4 or 5 cars), parking may be busy if the rugby is on.