Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Phase 1A Restoration Section: End-to-End Tour

Canal structures and other points of interest travelling from west to east on the Phase 1A Restoration Section of the Stroudwater Navigation and Thames & Severn Canal between 'The Ocean' in Stonehouse and Wallbridge in Stroud.
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Locations 1-40 of 73

Junction Lock, Saul looking towards Framilode - after the 2016 restoration

Stroudwater Lock, Saul Junction [more]

Type 29 Pillbox at Stonepitts Bridge on the Stroudwater Navigation

Type 29 Pillbox, Stonepitts Bridge [more]

Type 26 Pillbox near Bristol Road Wharf on the Stroudwater Navigation

Type 26 Pillbox, near Bristol Road Wharf [more]

Bond's Mill Pill Box

Bond's Mill Pill Box, Stonehouse [more]

'The Ocean' looking towards Stroud

'The Ocean', Stonehouse [more]

Ocean Swing Bridge and St Cyr's Church, Stonehouse

Ocean Swing Bridge, Stonehouse [more]

Nutshell Bridge, Stonehouse during dredging in 2011

Nutshell Bridge & House, Stonehouse [more]

Stonehouse Wharf, Stroudwater Navigation

Stonehouse Wharf [more]

Stonehouse Bridge

Stonehouse Bridge [more]

Upper Mills Bridge, Stonehouse - view towards Saul

Upper Mills Bridge, Stonehouse [more]

Former Midland Railway Bridge, Stonehouse - view towards Stroud

Former Midland Railway Bridge, Stonehouse [more]

Haywards Bridge - view towards Stroud

Haywards Bridge, Stonehouse [more]

Ryeford Winding hole

Harper's Field Winding Hole, Ryeford [more]

Ryeford Bridge - looking towards Stroud

Ryeford Bridge [more]

Ryeford Wharf before restoration viewed from Ryeford Bridge

Ford's Wharf, Ryeford [more]

Ryeford Footbridge

Ryeford Footbridge [more]

Ryeford Double Lock

Ryeford Double Lock - Lower Chamber [more]

Ryeford Double Lock - view towards Stonehouse

Ryeford Double Lock - Upper Chamber [more]

Double Locks Cottage, Ryeford

Double Locks Cottage, Ryeford [more]

Restored canal from Oil Mills Bridge looking towards Ryeford

Pound above Ryeford Double Lock [more]

Oil Mills Bridge, Ebley, Stroud

Oil Mills Bridge, Ebley [more]

Previously infilled canal looking towards Ebley Bridge.

Previously infilled canal near Ebley Mill [more]

Ebley Mill Bridge with Ebley floodgate visible beyond.

Ebley Mill Bridge [more]

Ebley Floodgate open

Ebley Floodgate [more]

Ebley footbridge

Ebley Footbridge [more]

Stroudwater Navigation in foreground

Ebley Overflow Weir [more]

View of new Confluence Weir from footbridge (below).

Ebley Confluence & Connecting Weirs [more]

Hilly Orchard footbridge - extended high-level bridge with access ramp

Hilly Orchard Footbridge, Ebley [more]

Boats and people at the Stroud-on-Water festival 2012.

Dudbridge Wharf & Crane [more]

View towards Wallbridge.

Dudbridge Road Bridge [more]

Dudbridge Hydro scheme turbine chamber, with Dudbridge Lower Lock to the right

Dudbridge Locks Hydro-Electric Scheme [more]

Dudbridge Lower Lock with hydro-electric generator chamber to left of lock

Dudbridge Lower Lock [more]

Ruscombe Brook Feeder

Ruscombe Brook Feeder, Dudbridge Locks [more]

Dudbridge Upper Lock, with the bypass channel to the right

Dudbridge Upper Lock [more]

Entrance to underground section of bypass channel

Dudbridge Locks Bypass Channel [more]

Chestnut Lane Bridge - view towards Stroud

Chestnut Lane Bridge, Stroud [more]

Strachan's Close slipway on the Stroudwater Navigation, Stroud

Strachan's Close Slipway, Stroud [more]

Lodgemore Bridge, Stroud - the first of a new design of lift bridge

Lodgemore Bridge, Stroud [more]

Point where the Painswick Stream joins the Stroudwater Navigation

Painswick Stream joins Stroudwater Navigation [more]

Start point of the Thames & Severn Canal in the middle distance

Site of Wallbridge Basin [more]