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Branch Waterways

The Northampton Branch area includes part of the Grand Union Canal, and the River Nene. We have an active group of members who volunteer on the Northampton Arm to keep the locks and towpath well maintained for boaters and walkers alike.  

Local Area

Task Party 5th Nov 23
Task Party
task party March 22
Painting a lock
task party March 22
Task Party 5th Nov 23
Volunteer, around M1 bridge
Volunteers at Work
Volunteer, around M1 bridge
TP 18 May
lock maintainence
Annual Dinner 2023
wootton brook towpath
Heritage guided walk
new signage
Volunteer strimming vegetation along the Northampton Arm
Work Party Volunteer

Waterways in the branch area

Adoption of the Northampton Arm

Our branch ‘Adopted’ the Northampton Arm in 2013. We look after the general maintenance of the canal and towpath.

Northampton Arm Plaque

A brass plaque is available to commemorate your trip along the Northampton Arm for £10.00 each including postage.

Email [email protected] for more information.

Local activities


Welcome to the Northampton Arm

Download this leaflet for a map of the waterway, including information for boaters as well as details of the Family Mosaic Trail.



Local events