The Caen Hill Flight

The Caen Hill Flight is a set of 16 locks, designed to allow canal boats to rise 237 feet in just 2 miles of canal. This means that Caen Hill is officially the world’s steepest flight of locks. We do love obscure world’s largest facts. Normally, canal boats travel up to a speedy 4 mph. But with all the opening and closing of gates, navigating the Caen hill flight usually takes about 5-6 hours. This means you’d be lucky to travel an average of 0.3 mph. You may also notice that the individual locks of Caen Hill are…

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