The “Galton Valley” on the new main line is is not a natural valley, rather a huge cutting, now named after Samuel Galton, the landowner, a gunmaker, and member of the Lunar Society.
There are a number of places to moor around in the valley, either where it passes under the Engine Arm aqueduct, on through to the east of Galton Bridge.
There are mooring rings at the lower level of Smethwick pumphouse. (Though if the sound of water draining on to stone irritates you, tough!)
There are no boaters facilities in this area – indeed the high sides of the cutting mean that there is not great access to the outside world.
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