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 2018 dates are as follows:

10th January
14th February
14th March
11th April
9th May
13th June
11th July
8th & 15th August
12th September
10th October
14th November
12th 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 such as members of the Inland Waterways Association's  Northampton Branch, Network Rail and Santander.

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

What a difference a day makes...

The Canal Partnership’s Adoption Group are always busy sprucing up the Woodland Walk (see above), cutting back vegetation, litter picking, sweeping up leaves, clearing out gullies, maintaining our interpretation panels, trimming hedges and painting lock furniture. Not an easy task in sometimes quite cold and unpleasant weather but well worth it especially, as you can see yourselves, the Woodland Walk and canal corridor are quite transformed.

Thank you to all those who volunteer their time and effort to help make Stoke Bruerne look tidy and cared for.

If you have a little time to spare and would like to join the team, just turn up at our next Working Party day starting at 9.30am in the Museum car park or email for more information. You will be made very welcome.