Friends of Bridgewater Canal

Future Activities


Canal Cruises - Summer 2018

In conjunction with Bridgewater Cruises Co., the Friends Group are organising two return cruises to Dunham this summer. Both cruises depart from the moorings at the King's Ransom pub, Britannia Road, Sale.

The first cruise is on the evening of 5 June 2018, departing at 6.30pm. This includes a hot pot supper and there is a cash bar on board. Tickets 26.

The second cruise is an Afternoon Tea Cruise on 16 August 2018. This includes a high quality afternoon tea. Cash bar on board. Departing the moorings at 2.30pm. Tickets 24.

Tickets must be bought directly from Bridgewater Cruises


Litter Pick 30 May 2018

The next litter pick will be on Wednesday 30 May 2018. This will be an evening event starting at 7pm. We usually finish this litter pick in the pub.

As usual meet at the canal steps on Sale Waterside piazza. Litter pickers, hi-vis jackets and bags will be provided but please come dressed for gardening.

Children 12 to 16 years old are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. However, our safety regulations and insurance cover does not permit younger children.


Spring Meeting - 1 May 2018 - CHANGE OF VENUE

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Spring Meeting will now be held in The Studio, Sale Waterside Arts, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, M33 7ZF at 7.30pm on Tuesday 1st May 2018.

Dr. Alex Mitchell, archivist of the Bridgewater Canal, will give a talk on "Unlocking the Bridgewater: Artefacts from the Bridgewater Archive."

Dr Alex Mitchell will introduce the Bridgewater Archives and outline the records held relating to the Bridgewater Canal. The Archive was set up in August 2013 with the aim of capturing and preserving the history of the Bridgewater Canal and its assets. The talk will include references to the history of the Bridgewater Canal and will be illustrated with material from the archive.

Free and all welcome...



Refurbishing Flower Beds

A team of the Friends, led by Jim Smart and Ian Stuart, have been refurbishing two derelict flower beds. One is by White's Bridge (opposite the Bridge Inn) and the second is a raised flower bed a little way along the path that leads to Britannia Road.




In addition to these two beds, on 12 April 2014 Jim and Ian re-planted a small triangular bed which is near the raised flower bed.



Canal Walks

Look out for full details on the walking group websites:

Ramblers Trafford Group:

Trafford Walkers: