Index of boaters facilities on the BCN

Water Points and Sanitary Stations.

All of these have toilets, chemical toilet disposal and water unless otherwise noted.  Some have showers.

Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Cambrian Wharf
Cuckoo Wharf  (below Aston Locks just south of Salford Junction) (San)
Minworth Top Lock      Water point
Curdworth Top Lock      Water point
Bodymoor Heath       Water Point
Coleshill Road bridge      Water point
Fazeley Junction       Water point
Peel’s Wharf 

BCN Main Line (Old and New)

Hockley Port. (Soho Loop)
Engine Arm.  (at the end of the arm, which is just beyond Smethwick top lock)
Coronation Gardens, Tipton. (Old Main Line)
Wolverhampton. (Main line, in the C&RT basin just beyond the top lock)
Holliday Wharf. (Actually on the Worcester & Birmingham canal, just south of Gas Street Basin/Salvage Turn)

Wyrley and Essington

Sneyd Wharf      Shower
Brownhills      Shower
Longwood Junction. (Daw End branch)      No toilet.

Tame Valley

Perry Barr Top Lock       Shower

Walsall Canal

Ocker Hill.
Walsall Top Lock

 Dudley No 1 canal

Black Country Museum
Parkhead Junction       Water point
Merry Hill Waterfront  (On the non towpath side, north of the Waterfront pontoon)      Shower

Dudley No 2 canal

Hawne Basin – run by Coombeswood Canal Trust. (Not only shower, but also a bath!)
Windmill End, next to the visitor centre.
Withymoor Island – run by Withymoor Island Trust

Titford Canal

Titford Pump House.
(Our meeting room, with a san station and rubbish skip)

Rubbish Disposal

All of the sanitary stations have water taps, elsan disposal, and toilets.  Some have rubbish disposal (marked R) and showers (marked R & S respectively).  A few have Recycling points.

Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Cambrian Wharf
Cuckoo Wharf
Peel’s Wharf 

Main Line

Hockley Port (Soho Loop)
Black Country Museum (Actually on the Dudley No 1 – but only accessible from the Old Main Line)
Broad Street Basin, Wolverhampton

Wyrley & Essington

Brownhills
Sneyd Wharf
Longwood Junction (Daw End branch)

Tame Valley

Perry Barr Top Lock (Tame Valley)

Walsall Canal

Ocker Hill
Walsall Top Lock

Dudley No 1 Canal

Black Country Museum
Parkhead Junction

Dudley No 2 Canal

Hawne Basin
Parkhead Junction

Titford Canal

Titford Pump House.
(Our meeting room, with a san station and rubbish skip)

Pump Out.

Fiddle and Bone (On the New Main Line, on the Wolverhampton side of Sheepcote Street bridge in central Birmingham)
Engine Arm – off the Old Main Line at Smethwick (C&RT pumpout card needed)
Hawne Basin (Dudley No.2)  Run by Coombeswood Canal Trust.
Away 2 Service (mobile in Birmingham Centre)
Black Country Museum (C&RT pumpout card needed) (Dudley No 1)
Withymoor Island – run by Withymoor Island Trust (Dudley No 2)
Aldridge Marina (Daw End Branch of Wyrley and Essington)
Ocker Hill (C&RT pumpout card needed) (Walsall Canal)
Fazeley Mill marina

Gas, Coal and Chandlery.

Fiddle and Bone (New Main Line)
Hawne Basin (Dudley No 2)  Run by Coombeswood Canal Trust.
Withymoor Island (Dudley No 2)

Diesel

Fiddle and Bone (New Main Line on the Wolverhampton side of Sheepcote Street bridge in central Birmingham)
Caggies Boat Yard Tipton (New Main Line)
Hawne Basin (Dudley No.2)  Run by Coombeswood Canal Trust.
Away 2 Service (mobile in Birmingham Centre)

Slipway, Dry Dock, Boat Yards and Marinas.

Hockley Port Dry Dock (Book through Sherborne Wharf marina)
Hawne Basin hard standing (Dudley No.2)  Run by Coombeswood Canal Trust.
Norton Canes Boatbuilders (Cannock Extension)
Canal Transport Services (Cannock Extension)
Fazeley Mill marina (Birmingham & Fazeley
Caggy’s Boatyard (Tipton on the New Main Line)
Aldridge Marina (Daw End Branch of Wyrley and Essington)

Slipway for Trail Boats

There is a slipway that has been used for trail boats at Brownhills, on the Wyrley and Essington.
A copy of a report on its use, with photographs, is at this link.

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2 thoughts on “Index of boaters facilities on the BCN

  1. Is there,anywhere on the BCN,a slipway suitable for launching a trailboat?.Any information would be most welcome.Alan and boat Monty.

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