What I Ate Wednesday | Canal walk and meal at Fleur De Lys – Lapworth

Aaaaw, the countryside and its invigorating walks. There is no excuse to not enjoy outdoor activities when living in the Midlands. We are surrounded by canals, parks and tranquil woods to go for a simple stroll now and then. And it’s just better if this walking can lead you to a nice country pub.   […]

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Canals towpaths for leisure & sport activities

Canals in Birmingham are now more popular than ever thanks to a £14 million project to improve 54km of towpath in and around the city centre. The Canal & River Trust, working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, has been busy over the last two years carrying out major improvements to towpaths along the Birmingham […]

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Canalways # 2: Birmingham and Fazeley Canal links

Birmingham has more canals than Venice…you probably lost the counting on how many time you heard it. But what needs to be highlighted here is that it also the fact Birmingham Canal Navigation Systems is compounded of up to 100 miles of canals. It´s certainly a huge piece of engineering that has fundamental importance in […]

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Infographics: Panama Canal Expansion Project

The massive steel structures weigh on average 3,400 tons. The gates vary in sizes depending on their location (Pacific or Atlantic) and their position on the locks chambers. The tallest of all gates is 33.04 meters high, the equivalent of an 11-story building. Unlike the current Canal, which uses miter gates, the expanded Canal will […]

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