The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal - Bridge 47 to Edstone (Bearley) Aqueduct.

The Stratford-upon-Avon canal now goes through quite remote countryside passing beautiful old bridges, aqueducts, a canal lock and a wharf.

This section of the canal's towpath is very interesting for towpath and walking with lots to look at - including passing through Wootten Wawen and taking the canal over two aqueducts including Bearley Aqueduct which is the longest aqueduct in England. The canal's bridges are mostly narrow and are constructed of wrought iron supported by brick.
Bridge no: 47 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 47.
Canal Bridge 47 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 47.
Canal Bridge no: 47a - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 47a.
Canal Bridge 48 crossing over The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 48.
Canal Bridge no: 48 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 48.
Bridge 49 going over The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 49.
Canal Bridge no: 49 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 49.
Bridge 50 crossing The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 50.
Canal Bridge no:50 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 50.
Green Lane Bridge - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Green Lane Bridge 51.
Green Lane Bridge no:51 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Green Lane Bridge.
Bridge 52 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 52.
Canal Bridge no: 52, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 52.
Canal Bridge 53 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Bridge 53.
Wooten Wawen Wharf - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Wootton Wawen Wharf.
Canal Bridge no: 53 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 53.
Wooten Wawen's Aqueduct and The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Wootton Wawen Aqueduct.
Wooten Wawen Aqueduct - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Wootton Wawen Aqueduct.
Canal Bridge no: 54 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 54.
Canal Bridge 54, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Canal Bridge 54.
Canal Bridge 55 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 55.
Turnover Bridge no: 55 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Bridge 55
Bridge56 going over The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal in England.
Bridge 56.
Canal Bridge 56, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 56
Stratford on Avon Canal and Bearley Lock 39
Bearley Lock 39.
Edstone Aqueduct - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Edstone (or Bearley) Aqueduct.
Ducks using the Edstone Aqueduct, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Edstone Aqueduct -
ducks in transit.
The excellent Edstone Bearley Aqueduct carrying The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Edstone Aqueduct
Stratford on Avon Canal

About the long Edstone Aqueduct which carries the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal over twin G.W.R railway lines and Salterns Lane as it crosses the valley.

Sheep having a drink at Bearley Aqueduct - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.The Edstone Aqueduct near Bearley Lock was built in the early 1800s (it opened in 1816) and is the largest of a series of three cast iron (trough design) aqueducts which can be seen on the Stratford upon Avon Canal. Edstone Aqueduct takes the canal over a tributary of the River Avon and also over GWR railway lines and Salterns Lane. The aqueduct is 475 feet long, supported on huge beautifully bricked pillars and has the canal's towpath alongside. It's very interesting to walk across the aqueduct whilst narrowboats (and the occasional local duck squad) are passing by more or less level with your waist. Apart from walking or cycling along the towpath, the aqueduct can be reached by road since it goes over Salters Lane which is just off the A3400 north of Stratford-upon-Avon. Salters Lane is quite narrow and bendy - there is a very limited amount of parking at the aqueduct - maybe room enough for 6 or 7 cars at most - parking on the road itself would be dangerous..
Edstone (Bearley) Aqueduct view from the road - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Edstone Aqueduct view from Salterns Lane
Railway lines going under Bearley Lock - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal - England.
GWR railway under
Bearley Aqueduct
Some of the brick pillars holding up Bearley Aqueduct in England.
Brick pillars holding
Edstone Aqueduct
View from the field under Bearley Aqueduct - Stratford on Avon Canal in the English Midlands.
Canal, Sheep
and Aqueduct
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