The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal
is a canal
in the south Midlands of England
. It is joined to the Warwickshire Avon
. At the other end the canal connects with the Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Kings Norton Junction. Part of the way along the canal's length there is a connection to the Grand Union Canal
By the late 1940s the canal had become completely derelict. The later restoration by voluntary effort was a turning point for the waterways movement in Britain.