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Pudding Green Junction.
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Pudding Green Junction lies on the New Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

The Wednesbury Old Canal starts at Pudding Green Junction and, with the Walsall Canal it meets at Ryders Green Junction, provides a route to Walsall.

Ryders Green Junction

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Ryders Green Junction.
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The Wednesbury Old Canal, part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) passes Ryders Green Junction.

It comes from Pudding Green Junction where it meets the Main Line of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, and continues to Black Lake at the end of the navigation.  At the time of writing (November 2018) the section to Black Lake is so overgrown it is impossible to navigate.

The Walsall Canal starts at the junction and passes Tame Valley Junction on its way to Walsall.

End of Wednesbury Old Canal

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End of Wednesbury Old Canal at Black Lake.
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The Wednesbury Old Canal now ends where a modern road scheme has cut it short at Black Lake.

The water really was this green as the end of the canal is heavily polluted.  The smell from the chemicals stirred up when we winded the boat was indescribable.

At the time of writing (December 2018) the length of the Wednesbury Old Canal between Ryders Green Junction and Black Lake was so overgrown that navigation was impossible.