Thursday 1 February 2024

Wootton Wawen Aqueduct

Wootton Wawen aqueduct, in the Warwickshire village of Wootton Wawen, is one of the three aqueducts on the southern section of the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal. Like the other two aqueducts (called Yarningale and Edstone) the Wootton Wawen aqueduct is unusual in having the towpath on the same level as the canal bottom, thus the water is roughly at human waist level!

The aqueduct was erected in 1813 by the Stratford Canal Company. It is a cast iron trough with an integrated towpath.