In the West Midlands we now have seven welcome stations.
Many of our visitors want to know more about the nations’ canals and waterways but would like more information when they’re out and about. In order to address this, we are now establishing welcome stations at key locations, manned by volunteers who have an interest in canals.
Situated on the Coventry Canal at Lock 1, Atherstone Top Lock, Atherstone CV9 2BD. A team of volunteer lock keepers are also based here along with a towpath taskforce team.
Situated on the Trent & Mersey canal at Fradley Junction, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7DN. A team of volunteer lock keepers are also based here along with a team of towpath taskforce and conservation volunteers. See our places to visit guide.
Located at Lock 43, Hatton flight on the Grand Union Canal near Warwick, CV35 7JL
Situated between the Coventry and Oxford Canals at Sutton Stop, Hawkesbury Junction CV9 6DF, close to the Greyhound Inn Public House stands the old Sutton Stop toll house. The Hawkesbury Towpath Taskforce volunteers also meet here.
Located on board the ‘William James’ information boat at Bancroft Basin, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6YY
Located at the Canal & River Trust office near to Lock 1 at Farmer’s bridge lock flight on the Birmingham & Fazeley canal, B1 2AN
Located at the Canal & River Trust office adjacent to Top Barge Lock on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal, DY13 9EN
We are actively looking for greeter volunteers to engage visitors into these locations. Check out our volunteering page if you are interested.
Last date edited: 26 September 2016