Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Branch

Welcome to The IWA Notts & Derbyshire Branch Web Pages.

The Branch area covers the River Trent from Cromwell Lock (where it ceases to be tidal) to Derwentmouth, all of the Erewash Canal, and the Trent & Mersey Canal from Derwentmouth to the Dove Aqueduct.

Within the Branch area, there are also groups working towards preserving aspects of our waterway heritage, they are described on our links page.

The Branch holds monthly social meetings between October and April, and evening walks or visits in May and June. Meetings are held at the Rushcliffe Arena in West Bridgford on the third Friday of the month, starting at 7:45pm. Details of each meeting can be found listed below. Directions to our regular venue can be found here.

Our social meetings and walks are not restricted to IWA members, we would be delighted to welcome anyone with an interest in the inland waterways.

We also organise other events as the opportunity arises, such as Canal Cleanup days. We try to attend local canal festivals and events with our sales & information stall to promote the branch and the Association.

These web pages are maintained by Archie Roberts on behalf of the branch committee, and he would be happy to receive any comments or corrections at


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The Autumn / Winter Socials

Our winter programme of talks at the Rushcliffe Arena has come to an end, and will restart in October, however there are two walks before we break for the summer.

26th-28th May, Great Northern Basin, Langley Mill

The Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association, to give it it's full title, will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary over this weekend (the Spring Bank Holiday). Further details from the Association website here.

The Branch will be represented by Chairman Mike Snaith on the Region Stand, an early outing for the new region display kit. Please come and say hello during the festival.

Tuesday 26th June. 7pm Derby Council House

Our second event is a joint walk with the Derby & Sandiacre Society,  We will meet for 7pm in front of the Council House in Derby, from where we will walk along the River Derwent to Darley Abbey (and back).

Contact the Branch

Please contact Chairman, Mike Snaith