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
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
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
Stourport Wharf, Severnside, Stourport Basins, Stourport, Worcestershire, DY13 9EN
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Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
There are toilets available for customers of the Angel Pub and Windlass Café, as well as around the town centre
Stourport on Severn is a long way from the sea, but has the atmosphere of a true maritime holiday resort. Not surprisingly people from all over the region have been coming here for many years for a fun day out. It was once a busy inland port, which grew up around the point where the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal joins the River Severn.
Today the restored canal basins are a great place to discover the history of the Stourport and the River Severn.
Stop by our welcome station for leaflets and guides - and to to just chat about the local history with our volunteers. Our welcome station is at our Canal & River Trust office next to Top Barge Lock.
Take to the towpath:
Wildlife spotting:You may be lucky enough to see an otter and bats especially at duskbut you're sure to spot swans, ducks nd moorhens - just remember to feed them something healthy
By car - Pay & display at Treasure Island
By bus - there are bus services to Stourport from Kidderminster, Bewdley, Worcester, Tenbury Wells, Great Witley, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Halesowen and Hagley
By cycle - with the canal towpaths, there is some good easy cycling available away from busy roads to help you get to Stourport
By boat - Stourport Basins are on the Stourport boating ring. We have over 50 permanent moorings across the upper and lower basins and a range of facilities are available (see individual mooring pages for details)
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Britain's mightiest river instils a sense of adventure