About an hour and a half this morning to the three locks before Fradley Junction. If you go straight on there are a lot more locks but I turned at Fradley onto the Coventry Canal which is lock-free for 11 miles to Fazely Junction. Fradley had CRT volunteers out in force making it a stress-free operation.
The northern section of the Coventry canal is very rural. Tree lined for the most part, with reeds and iris on the tree-free sections. It’s twisty and quite narrow too so you have to keep a sharp eye out for boats coming round bends, through bridges.
Beyond Fazeley Junction there are two Glascote Locks and Glascote Basin, then before leaving Glascote, the Glascote Co-Op right next to some moorings. Very handy for a bit of shopping.
The canal gets more suburban around Tamworth but then passes through Pooley Country Park, past Pooley Hall and onto Polesworth village where I stopped for the night.