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Canoes & Boats

We welcome all canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and small craft to our canal at Loxwood, West Sussex. We especially welcome scout groups and group rates are available. Please contact for further information.

To avoid congestion please give us some warning of your visit, especially if you are a club and are intending to bring a number of canoes. The map shown below shows where you can park and board safely. Please use care and portage around locks, which will not normally be operated.

Third party insurance to a minimum of £1 million (£1,000,000) must be held. Any instructions given by the Trust whilst on private land (including the slipways ) must be accepted. Full conditions can be found here

Download a leaflet & map of the canal


A Licence is required for each boat, canoe, paddleboard etc used on the Canal, unless the user is a British Canoeing Member. 

If you need a licence use this link



Please note that remedial work is currently taking place around Drungewick Lock, and so access to the lock and the lower landing stage is not possible at this time for safety reasons.

Booking & Check-in

Please use this link to let us know when you will be using the canal - this helps to ensure your safety, and that of other users.


Please call into our Canal Centre at Loxwood (situated behind the Onslow Arms) to check-in and they will be able to update you on the day’s activities. Their opening times are shown on the website.