The Aim of the Society is to Conserve the Stratford upon Avon Canal and Promote its Fullest Use ....

Our Objects include promoting the fullest use, maintenance and improvement of all Inland Waterways of Great Britain, and in particular the Stratford upon Avon Canal

The Stratford upon Avon Canal Society was formed in 1956 with the main aim of securing the future of the southern section of the canal from Lapworth to Stratford.

With the help of other interested groups this was achieved in 1964 with the re-opening of the section to navigation, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

From this time the Society has maintained a watch over all the canal from Kings Norton to Stratford and has helped, practically and financially, with many different projects, from basic hedge trimming to weir building and other constructional works.

The Society publishes a bi-monthly Newsletter and usually meets on the third Friday of the month between September and April for a full programme of talks and social events.

We are very conscious that the canal is used by boaters, anglers, walkers, cyclists and others. We recognise the problems which can be encountered in reconciling the needs of these very varied groups.

See our new Diagrammatic Maps of our Canal

We welcome all those who are interested in the canal as members. Our membership fees are very modest. Click here to find out how to join us.

To find out more about what we do - Click Here


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Winter 2019 Newsletter


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Dredging Bancroft Basin December 2017

Dredging Lapworth Lock 11,
March 2011

New Gate
New Top Gates Lock 9,
March 2011

Ice, December 2010

Snow, January 2007


Clive Henderson, Membership Secretary, Stratford upon Avon Canal Society,
The Bridge House, Church Lane, Lapworth, Solihull, B94 5NU
Tel: 01564 783672 or email