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Barnsley, Dearne & Dove Canals Trust is working in partnership to reinstate the two derelict canals which form the missing Yorkshire Waterways link between the river Calder at Wakefield in West Yorkshire, and the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation at Swinton in South Yorkshire. The town of Barnsley lies at the midway point in this missing link, where the two canals join.
Basingstoke Canal - (under the guardianship of the Surrey & Hampshire Canal Society): Whilst the canal is navigable again, attracting motor cruisers and narrowboats, as well as walkers, anglers, and canoeists, and supports a wide variety of wildlife, full navigation throughout the year remains restricted. Ever since the waterway reopened, the locks have been closed for prolonged periods during dry summer months to conserve the canal's limited supplies of water. To alleviate closures, the Society is seeking to raise funds for back-pumping of the St Johns flight of locks and other measures to guarantee all-year-round navigability of the canal
The Bedford &Milton Keynes Waterway Trust was established in 1995 to promote the development of a broad waterway which will link the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes to the river Great Ouse in Bedford through a series of Waterway Parks. The Trust works with some 26 Partners drawn from national and regional authorities and voluntary organisations
Birmingham Canal Navigations Society The BCNS was orginally formed as a Registered Charity in 1968. In 2002 the Society was reconstituted as a Company Limited by Guarantee. The Society's original aims continue:- to conserve, improve and encourage a wide range of interests in the 100 mile network of the Birmingham and Black Country Waterways know as the BCN.
Buckingham Canal Society Information about the Old Stratford and Buckingham Arms of the Grand Union Canal together with the aims and objectives of the Society.
Chesterfield Canal Trust The aims of the Trust are to promote the full restoration and appropriate development of the Chesterfield Canal, and to campaign for the construction of the Rother Valley Link, a navigable waterway to join the Chesterfield Canal to the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation.
Cotswold Canals Trust The Cotswold Canals Trust is restoring the Stroudwater Navigation and Thames & Severn Canal for the benefit of the public. This canal runs through Gloucestershire and part of Wiltshire traversing the glorious Cotswold Hills. The Trust has an active volunteer force working on several restoration projects. Sections of the canal are now in water and the Trust runs a trip boat on some of them.
Coventry Canal Society Promotes and encourages in all possible ways, the proper use and the maintenance in good order of the Coventry Canal and its connecting waterways. Aims to protect the interests of the canal and to develop the potentialities of the canal and adjoining areas, and to support and co-operate with other organisations and individuals concerned with the conservation and improvement of inland waterways.
Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society A former heritage canal, Derby and Sandiacre, joins the Erewash and Trent and Mersey canals, and offers a fantastic green corridor for enhancement and full reinstatement. The corridor is enjoyed by a host of users, with an exciting opportunity to link the Derby riverside to navigable waterways.
Droitwich Canals Trust Droitwich Canals Trust is a member of the Droitwich Canals Partnership along with British Waterways, The Waterways Trust, Worcestershire County Council and Wychavon District Council. We are aiming to create a place where all local people and visitors can enjoy the canals, be it on foot, bike or boat.
Dudley Canal Trust Dudley Canal Trust began life in the early 1960's under the name of Dudley Tunnel Preservation Society; a group of enthusiasts working together, determined to turn the decision around to abandon the Dudley canal tunnel. Over the next 40 plus years this they managed to, and more so indeed.
Chelmer Canal Trust The Chelmer Canal Trust Limited is a registered charity and voluntary group whose main focus is The Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation and its environs.
Foxton Inclined Plane Trust and Canal Museum
The Foxton Inclined Plane Trust (FIPT) is a Registered Charity run by volunteers drawn from its membership. We have some very experienced and knowledgeable people who love our canals, and in particular, love Foxton's unique Inclined Plane Boat Lift. FIPT runs the Foxton Canal Museum which is also our headquarters
Huddersfield Canal Society The Huddersfield Narrow Canal runs between the industrial towns of Ashton-under-Lyne in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, and Huddersfield in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire.
Kennet and Avon Canal Trust The Trust has been in existence for over 40 years. It was formed to restore the, then closed, Kennet & Avon Canal from Reading to Bristol as a "through" navigation and as a public amenity. Successful fund raising, campaigning and volunteer-work over many years were rewarded when Her Majesty the Queen reopened the canal in 1990.
Lancaster Canal Trust The Trust’s main objective has been to restore, and reopen to navigation, the length of the canal from Tewitfield, just north of Carnforth, to Kendal. In addition, the Trust aims to increase awareness and promote interest amongst all users of this historic and beautiful waterway, be they boaters, walkers, cyclists, or anglers
Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust was formed in 1988 and is a registered charity. It campaigns for the restoration of the Lichfield Canal and also the Hatherton Canal through Cannock
Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society are committed to the restoration of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal
Melton & Oakham Waterways Society The Navigation used the River Wreake for the whole of its course from the junction with the main canal system. The Oakham canal extended the route into Rutland, another 15 miles
Sankey Canal Restoration Society (SCARS) was formed in 1985, with the help and encouragement of the St. Helens Groundwork Trust. The principal aim of the Society is to achieve the full restoration of the Canal.
Sleaford Navigation Trust Restoring, enhancing and conserving the Sleaford Navigation.
Stockport Canal Boat Trust For Disabled People Offers canal day trips for people with disabilities around the canals of North West England aboard the specially designed , wheelchair friendly , canal narrow boat 'New Horizons'. The Trust is a member of the Community Boats Association.
Wey and Arun Canal Trust The aim of the Trust is to achieve the restoration, as a public amenity, of the navigable link between the Rivers Wey and Arun, and so recreate the direct water link between London and the South Coast.
Wilts & Berks Canal Trust Aims to protect, conserve and improve the route of the Wilts & Berks and North Wilts Canals, and branches, for the benefit of the community and environment, with the ultimate goal of restoring a continuous navigable waterway linking the Kennet & Avon canal near Melksham, the River Thames near Abingdon, and the Thames & Severn canal near Cricklade.