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


Dudley is an ideal place to begin exploring the canals, with plenty to do come rain or shine! Enjoy a canalside walk or relaxing boat trip, and admire the local history. See if you can spot any of the limestone fossils remaining from when the area was below sea, and explore some of the numerous local attractions, like the Dudley Tunnel - don't be startled by the bats!

General information

Address: Black Country Living Museum, Tipton, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ

Visit time: Half a day

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: Parking is available at the Black Country Living Museum and Dudley Tunnel (separate attractions)

Toilets: Toilets are available in nearby attractions

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Canoeing
  • Sightseeing
  • Boat trips


Black Country Living Museum, Dudley Tunnel, Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle, Dudley, Ruskin Glass Centre

Spot a boat

You'll see boats year round but especially in the summer


Boat trips


You may see:

  • Ducks
  • Bats

A good selection of bats can be seen in the evening including Daubenton's and Pipistrelles especially around the tunnel entrance. Shoals of Chubb are also a common sight.