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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Social Programme Autumn - Winter 2018/19

The majority of our 'indoor' events for the autumn / winter season have come together and are listed below. This information was current as of the end of October 2018.

Friday 18th January, 7:45pm, Rushcliffe Arena

“IWA Canalway Cavalcade” – an illustrated talk by Jerry Sanders, one of IWA’s events organisers.

Friday 15th February, 7:45pm, Rushcliffe Arena

Annual General Meeting.  Followed by “The Boston to Peterborough Waterway, part of the Fens waterway link” an illustrated talk by IWA Regional Manager, David Pullen.

Friday 15th March, 7:45pm, Rushcliffe Arena

An illustrated talk by Philip Mulligan, the new East Midlands Region Manager for Canal & River Trust.

Friday 12th April, 7:45pm, Rushcliffe Arena

Speaker to be arranged.

Contact the Branch

Please contact Chairman, Mike Snaith