Welcome to North Walsham & Dilham Canal Trust

 About the Trust

 Registered Incorporated Charity Number:  1180474

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Volunteer Work Party Co-ordinator required - view our info poster HERE

Canal Cruise Information Poster - call Graham on 07585 160772 to book your seat.

H&S NOTICE:  Essential work to build up the banks is taking place along the route of the canal between Ebridge Mill and Bacton Mill Lock and also between Bacton Mill Lock and Royston Bridge.

Access to the canal walk along these stretches is therefore temporarily limited. Warning signs and barriers have been erected for the safety of the public. The NWDCT apologise for any inconvenience, access will be restored as soon as possible. 


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Advisory Notice:   Although the Old Canal Company, as owners of the Ebridge to Swafield Bridge reaches, welcome walkers, pleasure anglers, boaters and others to use the canal waters and banks for their enjoyment, the Trust would like to remind people that the canal and lands are private and are still undergoing restoration.

At times canal maintenance works may mean that not all parts are accessible, water levels will vary and that public use is always at their own risk.


The Trust was formed on 30th January 2008, with the aim to work with the Canal Proprietors and adjacent landowners, to protect, conserve and improve the route of the canal and its branches, for the benefit of the community and environment, promoting access to the navigation for all, allowing it to once again become an area enjoyed and appreciated by the community - whether walkers, nature lovers, disabled, anglers, canoeists, boaters or gongoozlers.

The object of the Trust is to work for the Public Benefit in Partnership with the Canal Owners; adjacent Landowners: Local Authorities and Other Statutory Bodies; Area Partnerships & other Local Organisations and Commercial Business, to promote the Restoration and Eco-friendly use by vessels of the Canal and its Branches, so as to give a balance between the needs of Navigation, Recreation, Heritage, Development, Landscape Conservation & Wildlife and Natural Habitats. Thereby improving access and use of the Canal Landscape for the Community and the Economy, whilst protecting the Environment and Heritage.

Picture reproduced by the wife of the late artist Edward Paget-Tomlinson, Pam.


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North Walsham & Dilham Canal Trust

Trust Administrator
Mob: 07954 055966