Discover sites of historic interest along the towpath from Framilode to Wallbridge, Stroud.
An historical overview of the Canal, highlighting its role through time, unique features and cargoes handled.
The entrance to the canal from the River Severn at Framilode was close to the mouth of the River Frome.
At Saul Junction, the Stroudwater Canal is crossed by what is now known as the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.
Here the Canal closely follows the River Frome, which provides an important feed of water and was once crossed by an aqueduct..
The Canal climbs the hill to the north of Eastington village in a flight of five locks, passing the Canal Maintenance Yard.
The canal runs along a ledge on the side of the Frome valley, serving the town's coal wharf and mills in the valley below.
The canal passes close to the site of Ryeford Mill and to the east there is a double lock with an adjoining house for the lock keeper.
The canal served two large mills and other industrial businesses and also passed the grounds of a number of large houses.
At Dudbridge was the busiest wharf along the canal as it served some important industrial businesses.
Lodgemore and Fromehall Mills and the nearby Stroud Gasworks all received many coal shipments along the canal,
The terminus basin at Wallbridge, Stroud, was surrounded by a coal wharf with the Company headquarters nearby