Keep some space in your calendar free for these fantastic events on the waterways!


All month Derbys/Notts: Regular boat trips from Chesterfield, Hollingwood, Worksop

1 Thu London: Talk on the Canal & River Trust, 7.30pm at London Canal Museum

3 Sat Staffs: Work party in Middleport 07976 805858

4 Sun Oxon: Banbury Canal Day. 10.30am-5pm, and the Cheese Boat moors up

8 Thu Staffs: Work party in Denstone 07743 628091

8 Thu Bristol: Barging on the North-East Waterways, 7.30pm at The Crown Inn, Bath Road (A4), Saltford 0117 962 3812

8 Thu Leics:IWA branch meeting, 19.30 at The Gate

Hands Well, Syston 07710 362


9-11 Cheshire: Beer Festival at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

9-11 Yorks: Marsden Jazz Festival

10 Sat Staffs: Birding for Beginners at Fradley Junction, book on

10 Sat Notts: Nottingham Canal Festival, 11am-6pm

10 Sat W Mids: Stillwater Angling Championships Final at Blythe Water, Solihull

11 Sun Lincs: Work party on the Sleaford Navigation 01522 689460

11 Sun Warwicks: Vegetation clearance in Warwick

11 Sun London: Boat trips from London Canal Museum

13 Tue Middx: Canals from the Air, 8pm at Hillingdon Canal Club, Waterloo Road, Uxbridge

13 Tue Northants: Work party on the Northampton Branch

13 Tue Cheshire: Mersey ferries and their destinations, 7.45pm at Tom Rolt Conference Centre, National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

14 Wed London: John Gibson, navigations manager of the River Wey, 7.30pm at Primary Room, United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove 07787 077179

14 Wed W Mids: Work party on the Staffs & Worcs 07976 746225

15 Thu Staffs: Work party at Cheshire Locks 07926 204206

16 Fri Notts: CRT Chief Exec Richard Parry gives a talk on the Trust, 7.45pm at the Poppy & Pint, Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay, West Bridgford

16 Fri Yorks: Viola : a Ghost Ship of Grytviken, 8pm at Methodist Church Hall,

Cottingham 01482 845099

17 Sat Gtr Man: Work party in Manchester

17-18 W Mids: Stourbridge Bonded Warehouse Open Weekend, 10am-5pm

18 Sun Staffs: Journey sticks and making helicopter flyers at Fradley Junction, 11am-2pm

18 Sun Cheshire: Waterways craft group at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, 10am-3pm

19 Mon W Mids: Historical Journey along the Gloucester & Sharpness, 7.15pm at Coombeswood Canal Trust, Hawne Basin, Hereward Rise, Halesowen 01299 832 593

19 Mon W Mids: Have-a-go Cruise near Wolverhampton book on

21 Wed Staffs: Thomas Telford, 7.15pm at Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane (off Walsall Road), Lichfield

23 Fri Cheshire: Work party at Congleton

24 Sat Staffs: Work party in Denstone 07743 628091

24-25 Cheshire: The Wartime Port event at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, 10am-4pm

24-31 Derbys: Halloween family fun trail at Tapton Lock 01629 533020.

24-31 Essex: WRG Camp on the Chelmer & Blackwater 01494 783453 ex 604

25 Sun Bucks: Open day at Bradwell Windmill, Milton Keynes, 1.30-4.30pm

25 Sun Northants: Work party on the Northampton Branch

27 Tue Derbys: IWA branch AGE, 8pm at The Wilmot Arms, 49 Derby Road, Borrowash, Derby

27 Tue Staffs: Work party at Middleport 07976 805858

28 Wed Bucks: Coventry, its canals and the Coventry Canal Society, 8pm at Little Chalfont Village Hall, Cokes Lane 01932248178

31 Sat Sussex: Halloween Spookarama boat trips from Loxwood

31 Sat London: Halloween ghost walk and fancy dress at Little Venice, 6-8pm

31 Sat Cheshire: Work party in Chester 07795 617803

31 Oct-1 Nov London: Spooky Halloween boat trips from London Canal Museum


4 Sun London: Walk from King’s Cross to Hackney, 2.30pm at King’s Cross tube taxi rank 020 3612 9624

11 Sun London: Walk from Little Venice to Camden, 2.30pm at Warwick Avenue tube station 020 3612 9624

18 Sun London: Walk from Regent’s Park to Little Venice, 2.30pm at Warwick Avenue tube station 020 3612 9624

25 Sun London: Walk along the Regent’s, meet at 10am at Angel tube station

31 Sat Notts: Walk along the Cuckoo Way from Retford 01522 534655

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