The Cotswold Canals Trust
LocationBell HouseWallbridgeStroud, Gloucestershire GL5 3JSUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
The preservation, maintenance in good order and improvement of canals, navigable rivers and inland waterways for the use of the public" with the objective to restore the canals from Saul Junction at the western end to Lechlade in the east so linking the two great rivers of Thames and Severn. This will provide navigable links to the wider UK canal network.
The Cotswold Canals Trust is a charity run by volunteers from the local community, giving time and energy to save our heritage and improve our local environment for the benefit of everyone.
The origins of The Cotswold Canals Trust date back to 1972 when it was the Stroudwater Canal Society. By 1975, the Trust was a registered charity and incorporated for the purpose of preserving, maintaining and improving the Stroudwater Navigation and the Thames & Severn Canal (i.e. the Cotswold Canals).