TG3227 : The North Walsham & Dilham Canal

taken 10 years ago, near to Honing, Norfolk, Great Britain

The North Walsham & Dilham Canal
The North Walsham & Dilham Canal
After dredging the water can now once again flow freely. The view is downstream; the entrance to Honing Staithe can be seen at left. This view shows part of the section of the new Canalside Walk. The first stage of the Canal Walk > LinkExternal link was opened by Norman Lamb, MP for North Norfolk, on Sunday 28th September 2008. A section of the canal at the entrance to Honing Staithe > LinkExternal link was cleared and a new walk was created - it turns off the Weavers Way and rejoins it by the staithe, above Dee/Horning Bridge > LinkExternal link - by work parties of the East Anglian Waterways Association and the North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust. The Trust was formed in January 2008 with the aim to conserve and improve the route of the canal and its branches for the benefit of the community and environment and to promote access to the navigation for all. With the support of the Canal Company and the owners of the woodland around the cut, scrub and dangerous trees on either side of the basin, and alongside the canal were cleared; the canal basin was dredged and water reintroduced, and a footbridge was constructed over the soke dyke > LinkExternal link. Over the coming months work parties will continue to expand the cleared area around the basin and tackle the muddier parts of the walk. LinkExternal link

The North Walsham and Dilham Canal runs parallel to the River Ant from above Wayford Bridge > LinkExternal link - LinkExternal link to Antingham > LinkExternal link - north of North Walsham > LinkExternal link. The canal was built to carry grain and flour to and from the mills by wherry. The now disused Honing lock > LinkExternal link is the first lock on the canal; a crump-type weir is utilising the fall of the navigation lock.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 November, 2008   (more nearby)
Friday, 21 November, 2008
Canal (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 327 272 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.5505N 1:27.0040E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 326 272
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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