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

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Membership and Gift Aid forms can be posted to our membership secretary at the address on the form.



Birdswood is the historical narrowboat 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.

Derbyshire Canal Boat Tuition

Derbyshire Canal Boat Tuition is a friendly family run business operating between Shardlow, Swarkestone Lock and Willington, Derbyshire, that is fully qualified and insured to run the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) inland waterways Helmsman and Crew courses. The RYA is the recognised governing body for the boating leisure industry and a leading representative for the Inland waterways.

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 wide beam, repaints, and refits or part fits where required.

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.

Northwich Drydock Company

The Northwich Drydock Company offer all the essential boat services to narrowboats, barges and estuary vessels. Situated on the River Weaver in Northwich, the yard offers the following services: Drydock facility for narrowboats, barges and estuary vessels up to 120ft x 22ft Traditional boat painting by Bob Hegenbarth Short Term moorings on the beautiful River Weaver Navigation in the heart of Cheshire We are a boatyard operated by boaters, for boaters, and strive in providing services to the highest of standards.

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. Showstoppers rosettes and trophies We are a family business that 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.

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.

Waterway Routes

Offer a variety of downloadable waterways maps of the national system.

Boat Safety Scheme

The Boat Safety Scheme, or BSS, is a public safety initiative owned equally by the Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency. Its purpose is to help minimise the risk of boat fires, explosions, or pollution harming visitors to the inland waterways, the waterways' workforce and any other users.


Canal Route Planner is an interactive guide to the inland waterways of Europe, it helps you plan your journey or holiday, calculates the length (distance, number of locks, time taken etc) of your trip and shows gazetteer information on places along the way (pubs, shops etc). It has an extensive collection of waterway photographs.

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.

Historic Narrow Boat Club

The Historic Narrow Boat Club was formed in 1966 and is a not-for-profit club dedicated to preserving the working heritage of UK canals, from the boats themselves to details of the waterways on which they travel. We are passionate about working boats, traditional skills, the built heritage, and the practices and courtesies of the working boat people.

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!

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.

Erewash Museum

The Erewash Museum is a museum in the town of Ilkeston, Erewash, in Derbyshire, England. The building that houses the museum is named the Dalby House after one of the families who inhabited it and has served as a school and a private dwelling.

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.

Shardlow Heritage Centre

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.

Aldercar & Langley Mill Parish Council

The Parish Council website will help keep you up to date with what’s going on around the Parish. 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.

Derbyshire County Council

Get involved in our consultations or petitions, contact your councillor, find out about our meetings, decisions, policies and plans, and see how we spend council tax.

Erewash Borough Council

The Long Eaton Town Deal Investment Plan sets out a vision for Long Eaton and a schedule of work agreed by the Town Board members, reflecting the needs of local businesses and organisations as well as local residents. The Town Board would like to improve the connectivity around areas of the town. These include the bridge at Broad Street which connects West Park to the town centre. Currently the Broad Street Bridge is narrow and the ramps are steep. More importantly it doesn’t connect with the canal towpath. There is also an opportunity to build a new multi-purpose pedestrian and cycle bridge over the canal at Britannia Road. This would provide an alternate route along the canal for residents north of Derby Road. It would also offer a direct route towards the site of the proposed HS2 Hub Station at Toton.

Sandiacre Parish Council

Sandiacre Parish Council is proud to announce the launch of its new website to communicate more effectively with residents and keep them informed about local news and events. There is a range of information available, including past and present Agendas, Minutes, contact details for your Councillors and dates of meetings throughout the civic year.

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust

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

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 metres (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

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.