L&HCRT is a member of the Staffordshire Waterways Group

Web site design by  Paul Marshall
and Sue Williams


Registered Office:

Island House, Moor Road

Chesham, Buckinghamshire


Registered in England - No. 2456172

Registered Charity No. 702429

VAT registration No. 823 8213 41


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Environment Matters

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Environment Matters

The Trust relies heavily on volunteers to achieve its aims. We desperately need help in all areas. You can give as little or as much time as you can spare. Experience is not necessary, all you really need is enthusiasm!

We are also very much dependant on the generosity of our supporters. We have a number of ways you can donate. 100% of the money raised is spent on restoration work.

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Take a walk along the Lichfield Canal’s Heritage Towpath Trail and discover a world of fascinating industrial and cultural history, and enjoy an important corridor for wildlife and nature.

You are welcome to visit us at any time and see the progress for yourself. Or you can stay at home and take a virtual flight along both our canals.

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The Trust was founded in 1988 and has grown to almost 1,900 members throughout Britain.

You can join for as little as £10 per year which includes four issues of our magazine.

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The history of the L&H in the voices of people who experienced the canals in their heyday.  A rare opportunity to hear real stories first-hand from the people who were there.

An Oral History

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Our Vision...

To reinstate the historic Lichfield and Hatherton Canals for the benefit of the community.
The natural wildlife corridor from Huddlesford to Hatherton will provide a valuable amenity for walkers, cyclists, boaters and visitors to use and will bring prosperity to the area. This project will also provide an opportunity for young people to learn about our history, our heritage and our environment.

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We urgently need to raise £1,000,000+
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David Suchet Appeal

Spoken Memories

Cut Both Waysis the Trust's quarterly magazine. It keeps members in touch with news, events,  restoration work reports and more.

Cut Both Ways

Autumn Show - Book now
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Family Fishing Day

Fishing Day

PayPal Giving Fund
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WRG Visit 2016

Autumn Show, Meal and Grand Prize Draw

Friday 18th November

Dragonhead Folk and Dave Fry with

Fish ‘n Chip supper

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Heart of England in Bloom Award

Heart of England in Bloom Award November show

WRG visit Summerhil and Darnford Park

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