Welcome to Rickmansworth Waterways Trust

First formed in 1991, we aim to excite and inform the community about the environment, history and heritage of the waterways, and to show how they can be enjoyed today.

We do this through five key areas:

  • Education programmes: Our key education programme is Learning at the Lock, which is for Primary School visits, and we are also in the process of updating our secondary education programme.
  • Rickmansworth Festival: We run the Festival which concludes 'Ricky Week' every year on the third weekend of May and attracts over 20,000 visitors.
  • Batchworth Lock Canal Centre: Here you can find information, such as guide maps for walks; buy souvenirs from our shop; or visit the cafe at Lock 81.
  • Canal Cruise: During the summer, we offer trips on our Pride of Batchworth from Batchworth Lock to Stockers Lock for up to 12 people.
  • Roger: Our historic working boat, which we are in the process of conserving, and also plays an important role in our education programmes.


We featured in 2012 on the TV network "UK-boating". Click here to watch the programme (made on a spectacularly wet January day), and learn a bit more about what we do. 

Videos of some of our activities

Videos of some of the recent Festivals can be found on the Festival pages. Here are some others which illustrate some of the other activities we engage in.

Shire Horse pulling 100 year old wooden boat Ilkeston

Our Address

Batchworth Lock Canal Centre
99 Church Street
Rickmansworth, Herts

Phone: 01923 778382
Office Mobile: 07875 393703
Email Address: enquiries@rwt.org.uk

Our wider Community

The Trust is a member of

If you are interested in joining the Inland Waterways Association our local branch is the: - 

Please follow the above link to find out more. They also have an excellent programme of waterways talks held each month at the Little Chalfont Village Hall and the full list ot talks is available here.