Stoke Bruerne Canal Partnership
A group of local stakeholders working towards  the establishment of a flourishing community which welcomes visitors to share its history, waterway and canal side setting.
Adoption Group
Members of the Stoke Bruerne Canal Partnership, local residents and canal enthusiasts adopted the entire canal corridor between Blisworth Tunnel and the Bottom Lock (no.20) in 2013. The Group is now assisting The Canal & River Trust with the maintenance of the canal and towpath at this popular visitor destination on an ongoing basis.

Task Party Dates

Task Days are held on the second Wednesday of each month.
Meet at 9.30am – either in the Museum Car Park or at the Top Lock.

In 2017 dates are as follows:

8th March
12th April
10th May
14th June
12th July
9th August
13th September
11th October
8th November
13th December


Task Party Blog

Rob Westlake leads the Adoption Group and you can read his blog about the work they do here .

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Volunteer Organisation Recognition Award 2016

Our Adoption Group led by Rob Westlake were the proud recipients of The Canal and River Trust's VORA (Volunteer Organisation Recognition Award) for 2016 at December's volunteer get-together at The Canal Museum for their work caring for the canal and its environs at Stoke Bruerne.
Congratulations go to to our volunteer team for all the hard work they have put in to ensure the canal corridor is well maintained and attractive for visitors.

Working with Partners

photo: Kathryn Dodington



We regularly work with other local adoption groups and corporate partners. For example, in early August, we were joined by members of the Inland Waterways Association's  Northampton Branch and Network Rail who helped with vegetation clearance to get the Quarry Field ready for the Village at War community event being held there in September.

If your group or company would like to get involved, please send a message to Rob Westlake