Day 17: Stoke Pound – Worcester

13 miles
29 locks

We had a fairly relaxed start, knowing we’d not go further than Worcester. The same number of locks as the Tardebigge flight descend into the Severn Valley but they are much more spread out!

These locks are quick to use and the country side through which they are positioned is lovely, with places like Stoke Prior and the Droitwich canal junction adding interest. As usual several people expressed doubt that we’d fit into the locks only to be told that Willow was designed for this canal!

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The locks were lined with damsons

The canal enters Worcester along a beautiful stretch, hardly feeling like a city at all. We really enjoyed the approach to Diglis basin as well – the city doesn’t turn its back on the canal the way some do.

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We tied up at 6 in Diglis basin and went to explore.

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