We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Welcome Stations in the West Midlands

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.

Atherstone Welcome Station

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.

Atherstone Welcome Station

Fradley Welcome Station

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.  

Greeter volunteers at Fradley Welcome Station

Hatton Welcome Station

Located at Lock 43, Hatton flight on the Grand Union Canal near Warwick, CV35 7JL

Hawkesbury Welcome Station

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.

 Hawkesbury Welcome Station

Stratford Welcome Station

Located on board the ‘William James’ information boat at Bancroft Basin, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6YY 

Stratford Welcome Station

Cambrian Welcome Station

Located at the Canal & River Trust office near to Lock 1 at Farmer’s bridge lock flight on the Birmingham & Fazeley canal, B1 2AN

Stourport Welcome Station

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