|Tall Ship at Saul|
The Gloucester-Sharpness Canal is much wider than the Stroudwater Canal. Opened in 1827, the 16 mile canal was built to enable boats to reach Gloucester Docks and avoid the narrow winding stretch of the River Severn.
|Walkers on the Towpath|
Today, the Canal is owned and managed by British Waterways.
It is now mainly used by pleasure craft and is a haven for walkers and anglers.
The Saul Heritage Centre, built on the junction of the Gloucester - Sharpness Canal and the Cotswold Canals, is well worth a visit.
Gloucester - Sharpness Canal - More Information
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