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, have organised the Rickmansworth Festival, run a shop and information centre, run short boat rides and longer charters, and provide a pleasant visit to Batchworth Lock.
Update 31st October 2023
We are running shorter opening hours as we move into the darker months however the canal centre is still open every day ( 10am - 2pm ish). Our band of happy volunteers will be ready to sell you ice creams, maps, books, floating bird food etc. Our regular short return trips between Batchworth and Stockers Locks will be running but please call 01923 778382 to book a short trip as we may not run trips every weekday.
If you wish to enquire about a longer 'Charter' booking please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Café@Lock81 is also still open Wednesdays to Sundays.
For Education Centre Bookings please e-mail email@example.com to make an enquiry.
The 2024 Learning at the Lock programme is open for bookings
We just have a few more school trips for 2023 but we are already taking bookings for our award winning 'Learning at the Lock' for 2024. Please get in touch if your school would like to participate in a fantastic educational and fun day trip to Batchworth Lock. 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 in 2024.