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 13th July 2021

Rickmansworth Waterways Trust is delighted to announce that the Batchworth Lock Canal Centre is now open each day from about 10.00am. Our band of happy volunteers are all ready to sell you ice creams, maps, books, floating bird food etc as well as book you onto one of our wonderful short canal trips on the 'Pride of Batchworth'.

The Café@Lock81 is also open Wednesdays to Sundays.

From the 19th July the following guidelines will apply for visitors to the Trust.

1, In the Shop

We ask all our customers to consider other people and to wear a face covering whilst in the shop.

We ask customers to use the hand sanitiser when opening the drinks fridge and ice cream freezer

The customer toilet will re-open

 2. Ferry Trips

We will allow mixed groups (up to a maximum of 12 persons) onto the boat.

We will retain the enhanced cleaning regime between ferry trips.

 3) Private Hire Charters

All current restrictions will be removed.

 4) Education Centre Bookings.

All current restrictions will be removed

The 2021/2022 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 and 2022. 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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