Hereford & Worcester

Final link of new Droitwich canal secured

Barge Canal
Image caption The Barge Canal forms part of a 21-mile route around the scenic heart of Worcestershire

The final link in a plan to reconnect two Worcestershire canals has been secured.

Wychavon District Council has said work can start on a stretch of the River Salwarpe along Hanbury Road in Droitwich to convert it into the final link of the canal.

Work is under way to reconnect the Barge and Junction canals in Droitwich.

It is hoped the canals, which will form a 21-mile route around Worcestershire, can be fully opened next year.

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