Running for nearly 26 miles from Kings Norton Junction in South Birmingham to its meeting with the Grand Union Canal at Kingswood and on to Stratford, this canal is now popular in its own right, and as part of the 'Avon Ring'.
This video delves into the life and times of the route, retelling many long-forgotten and little-known tales. See the rich variety of scenery, from suburban cuttings, lofty embankments, aqueducts and the barrel-roofed cottages that are seen nowhere else in Britain.
Learn how the canal came close to permanent closure in the 1950s and saved by a small band of enthusiasts.
Running time: approx 50 mins. VHS (PAL).