Local Links

This page provides links to the websites of local canal societies and trusts that hold meetings, work parties, canal festivals and other waterway events in the Lichfield Branch area.

Ashby Canal Association

ACA hold evening meetings at MIRA Sports & Social Club on the A5 Watling Street, midway between Atherstone, Hinckley and Nuneaton.
They also help organise the annual Moira Canal Festival and the Shackerstone Festival and occasional work parties on the Ashby Canal.

Website: www.ashbycanal.org.uk

Ashby Canal Trust

ACT have occasional work parties assisting with the restoration of the northern end of the Ashby Canal at Snarestone and Moira.

Website: www.ashbycanaltrust.co.uk

Birmingham Canal Navigations Society

BCNS organise events which cover the Wyrley & Essington and Rushall canals, such as the BCN Marathon Challenge 24 Hour Cruise, the BCN Explorer Cruise and the Pelsall Canal Festival.

Website: www.bcnsociety.com

Canal & River Trust

CRT organise regular volunteer Towpath Taskforce groups at Fradley, Tamworth and North Warwickshire (Atherstone & Nuneaton).

Website: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/volunteering

Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust

L&HCRT arrange fund-raising events and hold regular work parties on both the Lichfield Canal and the Hatherton Canal.  They also organise the Huddlesford Boat Gathering in alternate years.

Website: www.lhcrt.org.uk

Stafford Riverway Link

SRL run occasional guided walks and also hold work parties at Baswich in Stafford.

Website: www.stafford-riverway-link.co.uk

Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Society

S&WCS organise boat gatherings and cruises on the Staffs & Worcs Canal.

Website: www.swcanalsociety.co.uk 

Staffordshire Waterways Group

A partnership of canal societies, working with Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Canal & River Trust.

Website: www.staffswaterways.org.uk

Trent & Mersey Canal Society

The Southern Section of T&MCS organises occasional work parties and other events.

Website: www.trentandmerseycanalsociety.co.uk