Monday, 9 May 2016

Chichester Ship Canal

I was happy to reach the Chichester Ship Canal, boats and the reflection of water, that is something I really enjoy :)
The Canal is navigable and was opened after three years of building in 1822. It runs 4.5 miles from the sea at Birdham to Chichester through two locks. The towpath is cycleable on the whole stretch.

1 comment:

  1. Navigable, but closed to shipping.
    [The canal survived until June 1928 before being formally abandoned - Wikipedia].

    It was being restored but -
    [As of 2009 the sea lock is in working order but the other lock is not. In 2009 the restoration was halted due to the presence of water voles. - Wikipedia]

    It is a sad place.