Waterway Events and Meetings

The following is a list of waterway events that are due to take place within approximately 50 miles of Southampton.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the correctness of this information, please check with the listed contact who will be glad to supply further details of that event.

If YOU know of an event taking place that you feel should be in this list, but isn't, then please contact the Web Site Manager.

Ordnance Survey grid references and/or postcodes have been added (where known but not guaranteed) to aid location of the event.

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Coronavirus pandemic

As a result of the pandemic and the related restrictions put in place by the Government, the organisers of virtually all events have cancelled them. The events listed below may yet be cancelled and those interested in one or more should check the situation with the organisers.

How long these curbs will last is not known for certain (1 June 2021) although their end should come sometime in the next two months or so.

The committee of the Southampton Canal Society has agreed that all scheduled meetings of the Society will be cancelled until further notice - at least until ... who knows? The Society’s secretary should be able to supply up-to-date information.

Date/Time Organiser Details Venue Contact
Every Sat, Sun & Bank Holiday Mon 10.15am - 4.00pm Kennet & Avon CT (Crofton Br) Crofton Beam Engines - Non-Steaming Days. Admission: Adult (16+): £5.00, Concession (60+ & Students): £4.50, Child (under 16) & K&A Trust members: Free. See website for further details. The beam engines will not be in steam, however it is hoped to have news about steaming weekends shortly. Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW (SU261623). Tel: 01672 870300 Email: crofton@katrust.org.uk Web: www.croftonbeamengines.org
Most days The Claverton Group Claverton Pumping Station. Open for pre-booked visits only - day or evening. Pump in action. 90 minute conducted tour. Adults: £10.00, Accompanied Children under 16 free. Minimum spend £40. See website for further details. Claverton Pumping Station, Ferry Lane, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BH (ST790643). Tel: 01225 483001 Email: bookings@claverton.org Web: www.claverton.org
Sun 6 Jun 2021 Wey & Arun CT “The Poddle” - WACT’s annual sponsored walk and major fundraiser. Circular walk to include part of the canal. Start between 9am - 10.30am from Loxwood North Hall. Lunch will be provided then back to the start at approx 3.00pm. Possible to do morning or afternoon only. Further details and registration on website. Loxwood North Hall, Guildford Road, Loxwood, West Sussex, RH14 0SF (TQ039321). Trust Office: 01483 505566 Email: events@weyandarun.co.uk Web: weyarun.org.uk/events65
Sun 27 June 2021 2.30pm - 8.00pm? Wey & Arun CT Pulborough to Pallingham Boat Rally. Now full, we regret that we cannot accept any more bookings. Please email support@weyandarun.co.uk for advice on alternative launch times or locations. This event aims to confirm the right of navigation on the River Arun above Pulborough, reaching the site of the junction with the Wey and Arun then on to the navigable limit at Pallingham Quay. No entry fee, but donations towards costs welcome. Launching and other info on website. Launching from Pulborough slipway. Adj to The Corn Store, London Road, Pulborough, RH20 2BJ (TQ045184). Map here. Canoes can launch at Stopham Bridge, RH20 1DS (TQ030183). Map here. Please register for event on website. Further information, please email. Trust Office: 01483 505566 Email: events@weyandarun.co.uk
Sat-Mon 28-30 Aug 2021 10.00am - 6.00pm (Mon 5.00pm) Inland Waterways Association IWA Festival of Water 2021 - postponed from last year, a bank holiday weekend of fun for all who love spending time by the water. Entry to the festival and car parking is free. Perdiswell Park, Droitwich Road, Worcester, WR3 7SN (SO855572). IWA Office: 01635 414567 Email: event.enquiries@waterways.org.uk Web: www.waterways.org.uk/support/ways-to-get-involved/events/