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Canoes & Boats

As we restore the canal, we welcome all canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and other unpowered craft to use it. Currently you are invited to enjoy the canal at Loxwood, West Sussex, between Drungewick Lock and Southlands Lock. As more of the canal is restored we plan to extend the stretches available. 

We especially welcome scout and other youth groups and group rates are available. Please contact for further information.

Please give us some warning of your visit, especially if you are a club and are intending to bring a number of canoes. We operate trip boats on the canal and it is important that you know of each other’s presence. 

The map shown below shows where you can park and board safely. Please use care and portage around locks, which you are not permitted to use.

Any instructions given by the Trust whilst using the canal (including the slipways and landing stages) must be accepted.

Download a leaflet & map of the canal


A Licence is required for each unpowered vessel including all rigid and inflatable craft, canoes, kayaks, rowing boats and paddleboards used on the Canal, unless the user is a British Canoeing Member, and our Terms & Conditions apply to anyone using a craft on the canal. 

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.