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The Coalport Canal is a historic canal built to link several Coalport industries with the River Severn.
The canal runs from the river past the Coalport China works, the 'Tar Tunnel' leading to the bitumen and coal mines, and up the Hay Inclined Plane to Blists Hill town. There is also another entrance to the mines from the top of the inclined plane at Blists Hill.
Today, the canal and inclined plane, along with the Coalport China works, mine, and Blists Hill town, are part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.
Currently, much of the stretch between Blists Hill and the Hay Inclined Plane is overgrown and impassable.