Health & Safety notice

Update 25th July 2020 The piles of material are now properly placed, raising the banks and making the pathway more even. Cyclists are reminded that cycling this Permissive Footpath is not allowed. It is hoped that preventing cycling will reduce damage to the path and reduce risk to walkers. Use of the path is only by permission of the landowner and always at the users’ own risk.

Now that the material is gone, it must be noted that the area near the lock is not a public car park, although folk do tend to leave their cars there when visiting the canal. Once again, the owner doesn’t mind but please bear in mind that the area may be closed off at any time without notice and anything left there is at the owners own risk.


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 not all parts are accessible, water levels will vary and that public use is always at their own risk.