The Bugsworth Basin Heritage Trust Waterways Walks offer a splendid opportunity to look at Britain’s waterways network. These ambles are very informal and will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in our waterway heritage.

For further information please contact: Jan & Vern Brown. Phone 0114 2864356 or phone/text 07443 834997 or e-mail

3 November 2018 Wardle Wanderings
Led by Paul & Kathy Niblett
6/7 October 2018 Weekend away: The Forth & Clyde and Union Canals
4 August 2018 The Huddersfield Narrow Canal East
Led by Jan & Vern Brown
2 June 2018 Lion Salt Works & Anderton Boat Lift and River Weaver cruise
7 April 2018 Butterley Gangroad & Cromford Canal
Led by Hugh Potter
4 November 2017 BBHT 30th Anniversary walk (AKA The Pete Yearsley Appreciation Walk)
The Peak Forest Tramway
Led by Jan & Vern
7/8 October 2017 Weekend away: The Basingstoke Canal
5 August 2017 The Pocklington Canal
Led by Pauline Ingham
3 June 2017 Dudley Canal Trust Tunnel boat trip
A 6 hour round trip through Dudley and Netherton Tunnels and 2 flights of locks with a short stop at Windmill End.
1 April 2017 The Derby Canal from the junction with the Erewash.
Led by Mark & Ruth Tiddy.
17 November 2016 The Burslem Branch, Burslem Heritage and Middleport Pottery.
Led by Paul & Kathy Niblett and local society member Steve Wood.
8/9 October 2016 The Wreake Navigation.
Led by Dave and Izzie Turner.
6 August 2016 The Ripon Canal.
Led by Judy Capper & Barbara Walker.
4 June 2016 Continuing along the Barnsley Canal.
Led by Jan and Vern Brown
2 April 2016 The Chesterfield Canal.
Led by Ruth and Mark Tiddy.
7 November 2015 Silkstone Wagonway, Barnsley.
Led by Vern & Jan Brown.
3/4 October 2015 Lagan Navigation (Ireland).
Led by David Kitching with local Society Members.
8 August 2015 Leeds & Liverpool Canal Skipton to Silsden.
Led by Gerald Leach.
30 May 2015 Shrewsbury & Newport Canal around Shrewsbury.
Led by Kathy & Paul Niblett.
11 April 2015 Hollinwood & Fairbottom Branches of the Ashton Canal (Manchester).
Led by Andrew Ward.

Times of Walks

We usually start at around 10.00 am and aim to finish at 4.00 pm, the length of the walk being about 5-6 miles. All walks are on Saturdays unless otherwise stated.


Although towpaths offer easy walking, they can be muddy and uneven. We therefore recommend that stout boots or shoes are worn. Similarly the unpredictability of the British weather makes the carrying of waterproof clothing advisable.

Midday Break

We aim to take a lunch break at midday, hopefully in the vicinity of a pub, but as this is not always possible a packed lunch should be brought.

Transport Arrangements

Transport back to the start is normally by private cars which we have placed previously, but if public transport is convenient we may use it.

Notice of Forthcoming walks

A broad sheet giving full details of the next walk is sent to everyone on the mailing list two weeks before it takes place.


Those intending to walk please confirm with the organiser on the previous evening. In the event of a cancellation for any reason then you can be told the previous evening. Wasted journeys can then be avoided.

BBHT walkers at Framilode — September 2014