Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Cotswold Canals in Pictures shows the Stroudwater Navigation and Thames & Severn Canal in over 900 searchable photographs. More about the canals here.

There are also articles about the canals and their history.

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End-to-End Tour

Take a tour along all or parts of the Cotswold Canals in easy to access captioned photo galleries.

Sapperton Canal Tunnel

When the tunnel was built on the Thames & Severn Canal in the 1780's it was the longest in the world.

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Pictures Inside Sapperton Canal Tunnel

Historic boat trip through Tunnel

Phase 1B from the Air

A photo gallery by Ken Bailey.

A sequence of aerial photographs showing the route of the next major restoration phase of Stroudwater Navigation between Saul Junction and Eastington.

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Canal Milestones

A feature on the Thames & Severn Canal that does not appear on the Stroudwater Navigation is the milestone.

It is believed that originally 52 milestones were positioned at half-mile intervals along the canal.  In 2017 a new one was added.

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Read about the history and operation of the Thames & Severn Canal from contemporary newspaper reports in the Thames & Severn History Timeline.

There are also historical photos of the Thames & Severn Canal and a history of the Stroudwater Navigation.