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Canal & River Trust

In an increasingly fast-paced and crowded world, our historic canals and rivers provide a local haven for people and nature. The Canal & River Trust are a charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.

Friends of the Cromford Canal

The Friends of the Cromford Canal is a charitable organisation whose aim is to see the restoration of the historic Cromford Canal for the benefit of the general public.

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society is the body of enthusiasts who support the reopening of the canal. 

P. J. Barber Boatbuilder Ltd.

P.J. Barber Boatbuilder Limited is a small company led by Paul Barber, who builds traditional style narrowboats and wide beam (dutch style) barges. Also able to offer repair work, such as re-bottoming. 

Langley Mill Boatyard

Langley Mill Boatyard, is a traditional working yard based in the East Midlands at the junction of the Erewash, Cromford and Nottingham canals. The yard has been established for over 40 years, and is now under new ownership. Dan and Vikki look forward to welcoming you to this quiet and tranquil spot only a few hours cruise from the River Trent for diesel, gas, pump out, dry dock facilities and more.

The Friends of Bennerley Viaduct

One of only two remaining wrought-iron viaducts in England, Bennerley Viaduct is a grade II* listed structure dating from 1877 and spanning the Erewash Valley for 440 meters (approximately 1/4 mile) between Cotmanhay in Derbyshire and Awsworth in Nottinghamshire. The viaduct deck is some 18 metres (60 feet) above the River Erewash. The Friends of Bennerley Viaduct are dedicated to restoring, conserving and celebrating this impressive structure

Bridge Inn, Cotmanhay

Nestled on the banks of the Erewash Canal in Cotmanhay, Derbyshire, this lovely olde worlde pub was, for many years, the hub of the community and a great destination for walkers, cyclists and the boating community.  Sadly it is no more.


Birdswood is the historical narrow boat belonging to The Friends of Cromford Canal. The boat and our gift shop are run entirely by our dedicated team of volunteers. Birdswood runs scheduled trips throughout the year, open to members of the public. Our exclusive charters make a personal venue for your private function. Come and enjoy a peaceful journey along the Cromford Canal and get up close to the fabulous wildlife and take in the amazing scenery.

AWCC (Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs)

The Association of Waterway Cruising Clubs (AWCC) is a grouping of individual and independent clubs which offer their members facilities related to boating on the inland waterways of the United Kingdom. 

Shardlow Heritage Trust

Visit Shardlow and its Heritage Centre for a fascinating insight into this 18th century canal transhipment port. Shardlow has a unique place in the history of the country. The 18th century canal port, with all its associated wharves and warehouses can still clearly be seen. Originally a river port, Shardlow developed greatly with the opening of the Trent and Mersey Canal in 1770. 

J.D. Narrowboats - Shardlow

Since 2003, we've been building and repairing traditional, cruiser and semi-trad narrowboat shells, up to sixty-eight feet in length. Whether you're shopping around or looking to refurbish your current boat, you can cruise away with J.D. Narrowboats. We are the experts in bespoke narrowboat fitouts and sailaway specialists to the customer's exact requirements. We also undertake work on narrowboat widebeam, repaints and refits or part fits where required.

Nottingham Yacht Club

If you are in Long Eaton looking for a friendly Boat Club to have a drink, or whether you are having a nice walk, cycling, fishing or cruising on the Trent and looking to stop by to relax then our club is the perfect place for that stop off – we even welcome pets!

Derby Motor Boat Club

We are situated on the River Trent at Sawley Cut close to the junctions of the Trent with the River Soar, the Erewash Canal and the Trent-&-Mersey Canal and so are ideally placed for journeys north, south, east and west. We offer friendly, secure moorings at a reasonable price.

Soar Boating Club

Soar Boating Club is situated on the beautiful River Soar in the idyllic village of Normanton on Soar. Ideally situated between Kegworth and Loughborough offering travel links via Rail, Road or Air with East Midlands Airport only 6 miles away and Donington Park Race circuit within a stones throw. 

Trent & Mersey Canal Society

The Trent and Mersey Canal Society is one of a number of specialist charities, whose members share a common interest or concern for their local waterway, or are inspired by the beauty and tranquillity of the waterway and its surrounds. In our case we are dedicated and committed to the Trent and Mersey Canal - one of Britain's oldest and best loved canals.

Beeston Canalside Heritage Centre

The Beeston Cut is a small but important link between the Nottingham Canal and the River Trent, with a rich history and place in the hearts of the local community, since work began in 1794.

Long Eaton Civic Society

Long Eaton Civic Society is a new community organisation that will work to promote local business opportunities. It cooperates with the local authority, planning committees, the Environment Agency,all other statutory authorities and with educational, industrial and voluntary organisations,kindred bodies and persons having similar aims to those of the society.

Awsworth Parish Council

Awsworth Parish Council dates from 1894 as depicted on the parish crest which was specially designed to mark its Centenary year in 1994.

Heanor and District Local History

The Heanor and District Local History Society  was formed in 1968, and currently has a membership of around 140.

Long Eaton Natural History Society

The Long Eaton Natural History Society (LENS Wildlife Group) was founded in 1977 and offers a warm welcome to all who are interested in their natural surroundings. 

The Australian Canal Society

A non-profit group of people interested in canals and inland waterways in Australia and the rest of the world.

Trent Covers

Trent Covers manufactures Canvas Sheets, Tarpaulins, Skip Nets and more to companies and individuals in and around the Nottingham, Derby and Leicester areas.

Showstoppers rosettes and trophies

We are a family business who celebrated our 25th Anniversary in 2013 and you can always be assured of personal service and top quality products such as club, champion and designer rosettes to equestrian and corporate awards.










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