Lichfield Heritage Water Guided Walk

September 14th and 15th 2019

The Lichfield Waterworks Trust will offer a joint experience with the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust, that starts each day at 10:30 on Saturday and Sunday, September 14th and 15th, from Speakers Corner on Dam Street, with a walk along part of the line of the tunnel under Lichfield, that brought water to the pumping station at Sandfields, built to pump clean water to the Black Country during the Industrial Revolution, saving thousands from Cholera.

After a bit more than an hour’s walk, walkers will be able to stop and view the pumping station and then be guided back to Speakers Corners.

Walkers may also take an optional guided walk along the trails and towpaths of the nearby Fosseway Heath section of the Lichfield canal up to the restored Lock 18 (about 3/4 mile), and back, to be met by a Heritage free bus ride to take them to the restored Gallows Wharf on the canal near London Road, to see part of the Heritage Towpath Wall dating from 1797 on the adjacent Gallows Reach, recently exposed by the Canal Trust.

The bus will then take visitors back to the City Centre.

There is no charge but a donation would be much appreciated.

More details:
Lichfield Canals Restoration Trust    https://www.lhcrt.org.uk/

Lichfield Waterworks Trust           https://lichfieldwaterworkstrust.com/

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From Speakers Corner in Lichfield City Centre

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Follow the line of the Hanch Tunnel to Sandfields Pumping Station

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Take a look inside Sandfields pumping station

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The Lichfield canal passing Sandfields Pumping Station in 1924

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Walk up to Lock 18 at Fosseway Lane through the wetlands under construction at Fosseway Heath

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Travel by vintage bus to the restored Gallows Wharf, London Road.

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