Shrewsbury and Newport Canals

The Shrewsbury Canal once ran from Shrewsbury to Wappenshall Junction where it met the Newport Canal which ran to meet the Shropshire Union Canal at Norbury Junction.

Route of the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals
Route of the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals

Branches included the Donnington Wood Canal and the Shropshire Canal ran south to reach Coalbrookdale and Coalport on the River Severn.  I have just released my detailed maps for the Shrewsbury and Newport Canals which, like all my maps for restoration projects are free to download.

Extract from Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Map
Extract from Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Map

The Shrewsbury and Newport Canals are proposed for restoration with lots more information available from The Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Trust.