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About the branch

IWA West Country Branch is very active thanks to its enthusiastic committee. As a branch we cover the inland waterways across Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset and we have lots going on –  from running regular canal clean-up work parties to leading local waterways campaigns.

See our report celebrating 50 years of waterway progress in Somerset and Mid-Devon – published February 2024.

A video of a recent (March 2024) litter clearance by the branch at Bridgewater is available here.


Latest news

Local Campaigns

We are campaigning for the best outcome for waterways in the area. A new tidal barrier at Bridgwater could enhance navigation to the River Parrett and the ability to access Bridgwater Docks.

Local Campaigns

IWA West Country Branch is increasing its campaign for the regeneration of Bridgwater Docks and in particular for the restoration of the Barge Lock and the Bascule Bridge