The Stratford-on-Avon Canal - visiting the Wilmcote Lock Flight.

Located quite close to Stratford-upon-Avon, the flight of locks at Wilmcote are spread over just under a mile and the 11 locks drop the canal down around 77 feet.

There are several nice wrought iron bridges which are quite buried in trees and foliage to start off with on this section - in fact most of the time the route down to Bottomlock is in quite beautiful countryside. The Wilmcote Flight itself starts just after Canada Bridge.
Draper Bridge - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Draper Bridge 57.
Draper Bridge no:57, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Draper Bridge.
Canal Bridge no:58 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 58.
Stratford-upon-Avon Canal Bridge 58
Bridge 58.
Wilmcote Village is just a fairly short stroll from the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal and can be reached by leaving the canal at Featherbed Bridge 59 (from the towpath this means crossing over the bridge). The village is most well known because it is where Mary Arden's house and farm is located - Mary Arden was William Shakespeare's mother. The village also has several nice public houses and a small church so is interesting to visit.
Featherbed Lane Bridge 59 crossing The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal in England.
Featherbed Lane Bridge.
Featherbed Lane Bridge no: 59 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Featherbed Lane Bridge
Canada Bridge no:60 - Stratford-on-Avon Canal, England.
Canada Bridge 60.
Canada Bridge crosses the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Canada Bridge 60.
Wilmcote Toplock 40 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Wilmcote Toplock 40.
Wilmcote Lock 41 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Wilmcote Lock 41.
Lock Gates at Wilmcote Lock 41 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Wilmcote Lockgates.
Wilmcote Lock 42, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Wilmcote Lock 42.
Wilmcote Lock - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Wilmcote Lock 43.
Canal Bridge 61 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 61.
Wilmcote Lock 43 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Wilmcote Lock 43.
Canal Bridge no: 61 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Bridge 61.
Wilmcote Lock44 on the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Wilmcote Lock 44.
Wilmcote Lock no:44 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Wilmcote Lock 44.
Wilmcote Lock 45 and The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Wilmcote Lock 45.
Wilmcote Lock 46 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Wilmcote Lock 46.
Part of the Wilmcote Lock Flight - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Wilmcote Lock Flight.
Wilmcote Lock 47, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Wilmcote Lock 47.
Wilmcote Lock 48 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Wilmcote Lock 48.
Lock Gates at Wilmcote Lock 48 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Wilmcote Lock 48 gates.
Wilmcote Lock no:49, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Wilmcote Lock 49.
Wilmcote Lock 49 controlling The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Wilmcote Lock 49.
Wilmcote Bottomlock 50 - Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, England.
Wilmcote BottomLock 50.
Bottomlock Gates - Wilmcote Lock Flight, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal.
Wilmcote BottomLock
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