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.


Social Programme

The majority of our 'indoor' events for the autumn / winter season have come together and are listed below.

Friday 15th March, 7:45pm, Rushcliffe Arena
An illustrated talk by Philip Mulligan, Director East Midlands Region of Canal & River Trust.

Friday 12th April, 7:45pm, Rushcliffe Arena
Our final speaker for this season of talks will be Chris Madge of the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society, who will update us on work to renovate the Canalside Cottages at Draycot, and no doubt, other progress by this increasingly active society.

Contact the Branch

Please contact Chairman, Mike Snaith