Visit the Erewash Canal
Get away from the crowds, bring your boat up the Erewash Canal and meet friendly people. Visit and have tea at the Lock Cottages. There is plenty of wildlife to see – heron, little egret, kingfisher, otter, buzzards overhead. Good fishing is also available. Good facilities are available at the head of navigation at Langley Mill, boatyard, shops, restaurants, pubs etc.
History of ECP&DA
In 1968 the Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association (ECP&DA) was formed in response to a threat by the British Waterways Board to close the canal. In the following five years the ECP&DA not only saved the canal but also restored Langley Bridge lock and the Great Northern basin and swing bridge. This was celebrated by a grand opening ceremony and their first boat rally at Langley Mill in 1973.
Visit Sandiacre Lock Cottages
Built in 1779, Sandiacre is the only surviving lock cottage and toll house on the Erewash Canal. Leased from BWB in 1969, and now owned by ECP&DA, the cottages have been sympathetically restored and managed by ECP&DA volunteers. They have been opened to the public as a museum since 1991.
We welcome new members from near and far. For more details have a look at our membership page
We hold regular work parties every Friday. For more information have a look at our volunteering page
We have provided a number of ways on our Fundraising page that you can support ECP&DA at no cost to you
Headquarters: 130 Derby Road, Langley Mill Derbyshire, NG16 4AA For more details see our Contact Us page