Celebrating Coventry UK City of Culture 2021/22

We're proud to be supporting the Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. To celebrate, we are putting on some special events in 2022 to give you the opportunity to get active and spend time on and along the Coventry Canal.

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Join us along the 5 1/2 mile stretch from the Coventry Canal Basin to Hawkesbury Junction for a whole host of events including canal festivals, floating markets, art projects and canoeing and fishing experiences.

You can find the full list of activities on the Coventry UK City of Culture website.


About Coventry Canal

The Coventry Canal, with its lush green towpaths reaching out from the city into the surrounding towns and villages, is a perfect place to begin your canal adventure.

The canal was once a busy trade route with coal boats heading to and from the coalfields in Nuneaton and Bedworth. By the 1950s, when local collieries started to close, trade on the Coventry Canal began to decline and it was at risk of being closed forever. Thanks to volunteers the canal was saved.

Now, with help from local communities and businesses, we’re the charity looking after this relaxing stretch of water.

What is the UK City of Culture?

Every four years, cities compete for this title. On the strength of its diversity and opportunities, Coventry will take this baton from May 2021 to May 2022, delivering a year of events, music, theatre and more, supporting local communities and creating a legacy that can live on for many years after.

Last date edited: 16 February 2022