Dorset & Somerset Canal
The Dorset & Somerset Canal Society aims to conserve the waterway’s existing structures and maintain them as examples of canal engineering in an area without navigable waterways. To this end, it has ensured conservation of Murtry Aqueduct and excavation of Fussell’s Balance Lock or Boat Lift. Its long-term aim is to build the canal from the Kennet & Avon Canal near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, to Poole, Dorset. Discussions are in progress with landowners with a view to building the first stage to Frome, Somerset.
For an overview of canal route see NarrowBoat Canals That Never Were: Dorset & Somerset Canal (opens in new window)