Droitwich Canal

Droitwich Canal

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Canal and River Trust

The Droitwich canal is little over 7 miles in length and has 16 locks along the route. The number of locks along this short canal can make an interesting set of portages for paddlers! Great for building upper body strength.

A thriving and peaceful canal with a strong canal boat community, the canal was reborn from a derelict channel. It was eventually saved by what was British Waterways, and now the Canal & River Trust.

Things to see on the Droitwich Canal

A reed bed has been created to provide a home for animals displaced by dredging. Otters, bats, and kestrels have all benefited from this work.

Along with newly planted trees and wildflowers, together with ponds to create a home for great crested newts, the canal makes for a lovely day’s padding.

As you paddle you’ll see the Trust have put a lot of work into making the canal a beautiful experience for boaters and walkers.

You’ll be treated to a tree-lined heaven with neat hedgerows. If you’re looking for somewhere quiet and calm to paddle, the Droitwich Canal can certainly offer you this.

The canal is also part of the wider Mid-Worcester Ring which gives you the chance to explore Droitwich, Worcester and the River Severn should you want a longer paddle or multi day adventure!