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 29th March 2024

From Easter we will be running longer opening hours as we move into the spring months with the canal centre open every day (10am – 4pm ish). Our band of happy volunteers will be ready to sell you ice creams, maps, books, floating bird food etc. We hope to run our regular short return trips between Batchworth and Stockers Locks every day but please call 01923 778382 to book a short trip as occasionally we may not have a volunteer available every weekday.

If you wish to enquire about a longer ‘Charter’ booking please contact

The Café@Lock81 is also open Wednesdays to Sundays.

For Education Centre Bookings please e-mail to make an enquiry.

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Supporting us

Rickmansworth Waterways Trust relies on our many supporters.

You can become a volunteer, in any aspect of our work including our administration, but also in boating, conservation or education.

Rickmansworth Waterways Trust is a local educational and community charity. Help us make a difference.

You could become a Friend of RWT.

You could sponsor any of our activities, including the Festival or our Education programmes.

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If you want to catch up on recent news from the Trust you can download the latest issues of our twice yearly newsletter, The Batchworth Telegraph.