Dudley borough has three main canals (Dudley No 1, Dudley No 2 and Stourbridge) with a number of smaller arms and extensions (Stourbridge Arm, Lapal Canal, Fens Branch)
The canals were fundamental to the industrial revolution and the creation of the manufacturing heartland of the Black Country. Providing a stunning 'green corridor' through the predominantly urban landscape, the canal network today attracts boat visitors, walkers, cyclists, anglers, wildlife enthusiasts and lovers of beautiful countryside.
There are many 'must-see' places along Dudley's canals offering a fascinating insight into the history of the area and the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
For information on canal walks in the borough visit canal walking routes and West Midlands walks.