Cotswold Canals in Pictures

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Wallbridge Upper Lock, Stroud
Stroud Brewery Bridge

Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Cotswold Canals in Pictures shows the Stroudwater Navigation and Thames & Severn Canal through some 900+ searchable photographs.

It also provides information and articles about the canals, including their history.

More about the canals

Canal Map

End-to-End Tour

Take a tour along all or parts of the Cotswold Canals in easy to access captioned photo galleries. Drill down for more information on any given location.

Sapperton Canal Tunnel

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

Cotswold Canals Map

A new version of the map is available that includes more detail, and now shows the navigable sections of canal.

Now showing Wallbridge Lower Lock open.

View and download map

Thames Head Pumping Station


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.

Saul Marina from the air

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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