L&HCRT is a member of the Staffordshire Waterways Group


The Inland Waterways Association

Web site design by  Paul Marshall
and Sue Williams


Registered Office:

Island House, Moor Road

Chesham, Buckinghamshire


Registered in England - No. 2456172

Registered Charity No. 702429

VAT registration No. 823 8213 41


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Environment Matters

The work of our ‘Green and Grounds Team’ and other  environmental issues.

The Trust relies heavily on volunteers to achieve its aims. We desperately need help in all areas. You can give as little or as much time as you can spare. Experience is not necessary, all you really need is enthusiasm!

We are also very much dependant on the generosity of our supporters. We have a number of ways you can donate. 100% of the money raised is spent on restoration work.

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Take a walk along the Lichfield Canal’s Heritage Towpath Trail and discover a world of fascinating industrial and cultural history, and enjoy an important corridor for wildlife and nature.

You are welcome to visit us at any time. Or you can stay at home and take a virtual flight along our canals or study our maps in great detail.

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The Trust was founded in 1988 and has grown to almost 1,900 members throughout Britain.

You can join for as little as £10 per year which includes four issues of our magazine.

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Several maps of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals are presented here, both new and old, each offering a unique insight into the current state and plans for future restoration.

The David Suchet Appeal

Heritage Towpath Trail

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Our Vision...

To reinstate the historic Lichfield and Hatherton Canals for the benefit of the community.
The natural wildlife corridor from Huddlesford to Hatherton will provide a valuable amenity for walkers, cyclists, boaters and visitors to use and will bring prosperity to the area. This project will also provide an opportunity for young people to learn about our history, our heritage and our environment.

“Tunnel Vision”

We urgently need to raise £1,000,000 before early 2019.
Please support the David Suchet appeal.

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David Suchet Appeal

Cut Both Waysis the Trust's quarterly magazine. It keeps members in touch with news, events,  restoration work reports and more.

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News and Events Index

Crick Boat Show

Saturday 27 -29th May 2017

Huddlesford Heritage Gathering

September 23rd - 24th 2017

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News Archives

Old News and Events Review

Maps of our Canals

David Suchet Appeal