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SOMERSETSHIRE COAL CANAL Co.

DISCOVER the River Valleys
DISCOVER the Railways
DISCOVER the Cyclepaths
DISCOVER the Canal
  • Dundas and Avoncliff Aqueducts

  • Wooden and iron drain plug pulleys.

  • 1813 water powered pump at Claverton.

  • Tow rope marks in the corners of bridges.

  • Quarter mile posts showing distance from the river Thames at Reading.

  • Widcombe flight of locks accessing river navigation to Bristol.

  • Two swing bridges - one of the earliest known uses of the ball bearing.

  • The junction with the part restored Somerset Coal Canal at Dundas Wharf featuring cast iron crane.

  • Elegant cast iron bridges through Sydney Gardens (Holbourne Museum).

  • Stop gates where sections of the canal were closed for maintenance, together with stop planks on racks re-using rails from the Avon and Gloucester Tramway.

Welcome 

DISCOVER
the beautiful and historic Limpley Stoke & Midford Valleys
BY FOOT, BIKE OR BOAT
  • The River Avon, its tributaries: The Bybrook, Midford Brook and the River Frome.

  • Weirs and Mills at Bathampton, Warleigh, Monkton Combe, Limpley Stoke and Avoncliff.

  • The A36 trunk road built in 1830 as a turnpike by Macadam with its impressive viaduct over Midford Brook.

  • Tramway routes bringing stone to the canal at Bathampton, Conkwell (Dundas), Murhill and Avoncliff.

  • Brown's Folly on the hill above Bathford.

  • National Route 24 Dundas to Radstock and Salisbury.

  • National Route 4 London to Fishguard via Bradford-on-Avon and Bath.

  • National Route 244 The Two Tunnels Greenway.

  • The viaduct at Tucking Mill and the Midford crossover: Canal, Somerset and Dorset railway and Camerton branch.

  • The disused stations at Limpley Stoke and Midford.

  • The short divided tunnel beneath the embankment o Dundas Aqueduct.

  • The junction with the closed Camerton branch, on which the film 'The Titfield Thunderbolt' was made.

  • Brunel's line from the south coast joining the London line at Bathampton.