Erewash Canal Preservation and Development Association ... looking after the Erewash Canal since 1968

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Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you. To get
in touch go to our contact us page


We welcome new members from near and far. For more details have a look at our membership page.

It's that time of year again - your membership renewal forms are on the way. Don't forget to renew it


We hold regular work parties every Friday. For more information have a look at our volunteering page

History of the ECPDA

Get away from the crowds, bring your boat up the Erewash Canal and meet friendly people. Visit the local towns and stop and have a cup of tea and...

Volunteers clearing debris from the Erewash Canal

Visit the Erewash Canal

In 1968 the Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association (ECP&DA) was formed in response to a threat by the British Waterways Board to close the canal...

Entering the Erewash Canal

Visit the Lock Cottages

Built in 1779, Sandiacre is the only surviving lock cottage and toll house on the Erewash Canal. Leased from BWB in 1969, and now owned by ECP&DA...

A cosy fire in the Lock cottage

Volunteering on the canal

Volunteers are one of our most valuable resources. Our aim is to make the Erewash Canal a pleasant place to be for boaters and visitors alike...