Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Planning your visit
History & Heritage
Things to do or see
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Certificate of Excellence 2017
Download your free local map
The Heritage Skills Centre, Canal Lane, Hatton, Warwick, CV35 7JL
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The towpath is always open but you'll need to check the opening times of our welcome station as this varies
Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
At Hatton Locks cafe
This famous flight of 21 locks has a facinating history. State of the art locks were built at Hatton to fight off stiff competition from the roads and railways and widened in the 1930s. When the locks were completed, bands played and crowds gathered to watch the Duke of Kent arrive by boat and cut the ribbon.
Today Hatton Locks is a lovely peaceful location to watch the colourful narrowboats as they move through this flight on the Grand Union Canal and if that's too much excitement why not enjoy a picnic along the towpath.
Drop by our Welcome Station - you'll find our friendly, knowledgable volunteers at Lock 43.
Take to the towpath:
Cafés, pubs and restaurants:
There are picnic benches up and down the locks and plenty of wide grassy areas.
As well as the resident ducks, moorhens and swans, you'll see house sparrows and grey wagtails, and sometimes badgers along the wooded embankments. Grass snakes, slow worms and smooth newts are also quite common in the off side pounds.
By car - there is pay & display car parking just over the bridge from our Hatton Locks offices. For details go the local parking website.
By train - if you start a walk at the top of the flight then get of at Hatton Station. From the bottom the nearest station is Warwick Parkway
By boat - there are moorings at the top of the flight along with some boating facilities
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