Welcome to Rickmansworth Waterways Trust

We're a Heritage Education Charity bringing together people from across our community with a love for the canals around Rickmansworth. We present education programmes, maintain a historic canal boat, organise the Rickmansworth Festival, run a shop and informtion centre, run short boat rides and longer charters, and provide a pleasant visit to Batchworth Lock.

Update 4th January 2021

Batchworth Lock Canal Centre is only open for the delivery and collection of post 1000am -12 noon Monday - Saturday

Please NOTE that since we fall under Government COVID legislation for shops we now ask that all visitors to our shop and information centre wear a face covering unless you are exempt.

The 2021 Learning at the Lock programme is open for bookings

We fully understand the difficult time schools are having at the moment but we are delighted to announce that bookings for our award winning 'Learning at the Lock' are now available for 2021. This is a fantastic educational and fun day trip to Batchworth Lock where you will learn about the roles canals had in our history, take a boat ride on the Grand Union Canal and understand the engineering behind this 250 year old wonder of the industrial age.  If you have any enquiries about the programme or future bookings please email our Education Programme Manager, Rob Moore here. We look forward to seeing you all back with us in 2021 

All the latest...

  • Rickmansworth Festival 2021
    Rickmansworth Festival 2021

    The Rickmansworth Festival management team have been...
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  • Education Centre decking completed
    Education Centre decking completed

    The final part of the construction work at the Education...
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  • RWT obtains the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
    RWT obtains the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

    The Rickmansworth Waterways Trust are delighted to...
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Volunteering

Here at Rickmansworth Waterways Trust we rely on our wonderful volunteers to keep us afloat. From fundraising to organising events there's bound to be a post for you!
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