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.

Batchworth Lock Canal Centre - Now Open.....

The Lock Centre is now open again for sales with appropriate social distancing precautions in place. 

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 

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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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