This 2 disk set covers two waterways that meet at Diglis Locks in Worcester. The Worcester & Birmingham Canal From Gas Street Basin in the heart of Birmingham, to the River Servern in Worcester, this canal was originally planned as a wide beam navigation, opening up a direct route for barge traffic from the West Coast ports of the Bristol Channel, right into the centre of Birmingham. Fierce opposition from existing canal interests resulted in a physical barrier – the Worcester bar – isolating it from the Birmingham Canal navigations and preventing through traffic. The canal was built wide beam down to Kings Norton Junction, where the money ran out. The line from here on down to Worcester was eventually completed as a narrow beam canal. Today, it’s a popular holiday route, with stunning views across the Severn Valley. The River Severn The river Severn is the longest river in Britain, flowing for over 200 miles from its source in the Welsh hills to the Bristol channel. Calm, peaceful, idyllic throughout most summers, it’s a popular cruising ground for narrowboats and river cruisers. It’s navigable from Stourport through Worcester and Tewkesbury, down to Gloucester. Each of those towns is different and each is full of interest to the visitor. From Gloucester, the navigation continues via the Gloucester & Sharpness canal down to the Bristol channel.