2.5 Hour Open Water Trip


Join us for an exciting trip out onto the open water of the canals around Dudley and Tipton.

Discover the fascinating industrial heritage and surprising wildlife of our local waterways on this skipper-guided tour. You’ll travel through two sets of locks along the way.

Our open water trips run from May to September on selected dates – our trips have now finished for 2016, but check back soon for 2017 availability.


This fascinating open water trip departs from our Portal building on the Birmingham New Road. From there, you’ll travel to Tipton Green Junction then down the Old Main Line over Tividale Aqueduct to the Brades Hall Junction. Descending through the Brades Locks you’ll then travel up the Gower Branch Canal to join the Birmingham New Main Line. At Factory Locks you’ll climb back up the flight to rejoin the Dudley Canal and head back to where you began at Todd’s End.


Unfortunately we cannot accommodate any dogs other than assistance dogs on our boats. If you have any particular access requirements please ring us before booking.


Your journey starts at the Portal building on the Birmingham New Road, where you depart at 1.00pm. Journey time on the open water can vary as the boat may need to wait for other canal traffic, however you should arrive back at the Portal between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.


Tickets booked online will arrive by email and will not be posted out.