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Waterways in the Branch

We cover the inland waterways across Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset.

Activities range from running regular canal clean-up work parties to leading local waterways campaigns. 



Kayaks at Lowdwells lock on the Grand Western Canal.
Moored boats and rowers at Exeter basin on the Exeter Ship canal.
Moored boats at the Bridgwater docks on the Bridgwater and Taunton canal.


Local activities

IWA West Country Branch Boundaries

IWA West Country Branch campaigns for waterways within its area including:

  • Bridgwater & Taunton Canal
  • Bude Canal
  • Cann Quarry Canal
  • Chard Canal
  • Dorset & Somerset Canal
  • Exeter Ship Canal
  • Grand Western Canal
  • Liskeard & Looe Union Canal
  • North Somerset waterways
  • Par Canal
  • River Parrett
  • Rolle (Torrington) Canal
  • Stover Canal
  • Tavistock Canal
  • River Tone