Shropshire Union Canal

History of the Shropshire Union Canals

The present Shropshire Union Canal System did not take this title until 1846 when the constituent canals were amalgamated and run by the Shropshire Union Railways & Canal Company before being bought out by the London North Western Railway Company. Read more…


Various maps that can be used to explore the SU canal network can be seen here


Free days out by the canals of the Shropshire Union

Please click here to see some suggested free days out on and near canals of the Shropshire Union. There are lots of opportunities for exercise, play and a little light education.

SUCS Visitor Moorings

From 1992, Shropshire Union Canal Society volunteers, in association with British Waterways and local authorities, engaged in a rolling programme of canal enhancements for the benefit of all users. Read more…

Links to Other Organisations

SUCS is one of many parties involved with the Shropshire Union canal network. A list of canal organisations, societies and related material is provided here.


Historical Photos

The Society is working on building an archive of historical photos. Some historical photos have already been uploaded to the website. Please click here to see them.