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 25th May 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.

Please note that currently we can accommodate up to 12 passengers from the same social bubble / family group on our boat and we will revise these restrictions as government guidance changes. If you want to book a 40 minute boat trip please phone the Lock Centre on 01923 778382 and enquiries for longer private charters can be made by emailing canalcentre@rwt.org.uk.

To remind you of all the activities of Rickmansworth Waterways Trust we have made a short slide show to tell you all about our charity so please follow this link to find out more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5cOiGguQjY

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...

  • AGM Thursday 15th July 2021
    AGM Thursday 15th July 2021

    If COVID restrictions allow the RWT AGM will be held...
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  • Batchworth Lock Canal Centre now fully open 7 days a week.
    Batchworth Lock Canal Centre now fully open 7 days a week.

    Rickmansworth Waterways Trust is delighted to announce...
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  • Festival 2021 Cancelled
    Festival 2021 Cancelled

    The Rickmansworth Festival Management team met on Wednesday...
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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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