Category: Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal

The Approach to Hereford

< Next H&G Canal JUMP TO > < End of Navigation End of Navigation > Looking north from the top of Aylestone Hill, this shows the route the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal follows into Hereford.  Having passed...

Roman Road Bridge

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > The Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal enters Hereford under Roman Road Bridge, identified by the hump in the road to maintain navigation clearances,...

North of Roman Road Bridge

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > Looking north from Roman Road Bridge the restored Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal will come towards us and pass under our feet.  Signs...

South of Roman Road Bridge

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > Looking south from Roman Road Bridge there’s a narrow channel through the trees which still holds water.  It might be a messy...

The Channel is Almost Ready for Boats

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > About 200m south of Roman Road Bridge (through the trees straight ahead) the channel has been prepared and is starting to look...

Prepared Channel towards Hereford

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > Looking towards Hereford the channel has been prepared for around 350m (380 yards).  The buildings glimpsed to the right are in the area...

Slipway for Visiting Boats

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > The prepared section of channel has a slipway allowing visiting boats to be launched.  It won’t be long before there’s a little...

The Line of the Canal

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > A footpath follows the line of the canal until it reaches Aylestone Tunnel.  Here the line, to the right of the tree,...

Difficult to Identify the Canal Route

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > The footpath climbs to pass over the mouth of Aylestone Tunnel, with the channel, to the right, becoming less distinct as we...

Over the Top of Aylestone Tunnel

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > The path follows above the first half of Aylestone Tunnel, then we must take to separate footpaths and roads which merely follow the...

No Trace of the Canal

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > The footpath comes close to the original alignment of the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal which came towards the camera between the road...

Proposed New Alignment of the Canal

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > The proposed new alignment for the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal comes towards the camera near the centre of the picture.  The old...

The new Route is Reserved

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > The grassed area along the edge of the retail park next to Newtown Road marks the new route for the restored Herefordshire &...

Footbridge over the Canal

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > The modern footbridge stands ready to cross the canal where the new route curves around the end of the retail park near...

Farriers Way Bridge

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > The new route passes under Farriers Way Bridge and curves to the right to rejoin the original alignment of the Herefordshire &...

Burcott Road covers the Original Route

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > The original route of the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal would have come towards the camera along the line now occupied by Burcott...

Original Route is Available

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > Sections of the original route are still available and will be used to bring the canal close to it’s original terminus near...

Canal Road

< Next H&G Canal Next > < End of Navigation Entry to Hereford > There’s a big clue in the name of the road which once led to the wharf at the end of the Herefordshire...

The End of the Canal

< JUMP TO H&G Canal Next > < Entry to Hereford Entry to Hereford > Viewed from the railway station, the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal canal once ended at a wharf in the middle of this...