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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

wootton brook towpath
task party March 22
task party
work party 2nd July 23
Task Party 5th Nov 23
Task Party 5th Nov 23
Task Party
task party March 22
Painting a lock
Heritage guided walk
Three Men on The BCN
March 2024 AGM
curious cuts
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.

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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