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Working to restore a rural waterway

The links below are to organisations that Sleaford Navigation Trust have worked with or are working with currently.

Canal and River Trust is the new charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is a registered charity, founded in 1946, which advocates the conservation, use, maintenance, restoration and development of the inland waterways for public benefit.

WRG has helped restore many derelict waterways throughout Britain thanks to the hard work of volunteers.  It is a force that backs up and assists local groups on worthwhile restoration projects.

The Grantham Canal Society is a Lincolnshire canal society that aims to restore the Grantham Canal to navigable standards.

Louth Navigation Trust was formed in 1986 by a small group of local people dedicated to restore the Louth Navigation.

The Shardlow Heritage Centre is a museum that gives a fascinating insight into the 18th century canal port, as well as information on the village itself.

South Kyme is the first village on the Navigation when travelling up from the River Witham.  It is also where the Trust holds its boat gathering on the first Bank Holiday in May.


Navigation House in Sleaford, the original Company Offices, was reopened in 2005 as a visitor and interpretation centre for Sleaford and the Sleaford Navigation.  Click on the picture to find out more information.

Cogglesford Watermill in Sleaford stands next to the top lock on the Navigation. Dating back to Saxon times, it is thought to be the only Sherriff’s watermill still in operation in England.

Sir Joseph Banks was one of the original promoters of The Sleaford Navigation, a local man with a worldwide reputation.  This is a link to the Sir Joseph Banks Society.