Galton Valley

The “Galton Valley” on the new main line is is not actually a 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!)

If mooring using mooring pins, bear in mind that the towpath is regularly used by walkers, runners and cyclists.  The heavy stone canal edging means that mooring chains and “paper clip” mooring hooks to go on to armco barrier edging are of no use.

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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