Droitwich Canals Trust

A Guide to the Droitwich Canals Restoration


The First Boat

The first boat enters the 250 year old Barge Canal from the River Severn at Hawford .

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Enter the Site

The Droitwich Caanals Trust has been wound up following the full restoration of the canals. The Droitwich Waterways (Pamela May) Trust has been set up to continue to support the canals. The information on this site is being transferred to our new website when this is complete this site will be closed. Click here for the new site

Droitwich Barge Canal

The Droitwich Barge Canal is open to navigation from the River Severn to Netherwich Basin in Droitwich .
Please note that craft dimensions for passage from the River Severn to Bridge 15 is limited to 3.81m wide and 18.59m length or 2.13m wide and 21.8m length. There is a restricted width of 2.13m for all craft past Bridge 15 on the approach to Droitwich.

The Droitwich Junction Canal from Hanbury Wharf  on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal to Droitwich Spa is now open.  The opening of the Junction Canal completes the through route to the River Severn and opens the 21 mile Mid- Worcestershire Ring.  Customers are reminded that the limiting dimensions on the Droitwich Junction Canal are Beam 2.1m (7ft,) Length 21.8m (71ft 6in,) Headroom 1.8m ( 6ft,) and draft 750mm (2ft 6in.).
Please note:
There is a water point by the slipway in Netherwich Basin (Droitwich) opposite the moorings. Other water points can be found at Diglis Basin, Hanbury Wharf, Bridge 42 Stoke Works and Stourport.There are no Elsan or pump out facilities on the Junction and Barge Canals.  Facilities are available at Diglis, Stourport and Tardebigge (Elsan Only.)
  • The canalised section of the River Salwarpe between Vines Park and Lock 7 on the Junction Canal is subject to rapid rises in level and flow following periods of rain therefore no overnight mooring on this section is allowed.

Enquiries: 01905 345307

Droitwich Canals Opening July 1st



Droitwich Barge Canal

Restoration Guide

Canal Guide

New guide now available

Copies available from :-

Margaret Rowley, Old Park, Plough Road, Tibberton, Droitwich WR9 7NN enclosing cheque for £9 (including P & P) payable to "Droitwich Waterways (Pamela May) Trust"