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Dudley Canal & Caverns (Trips) Ltd

Peartree Lane, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 0XP

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Dudley Canal & Caverns (Trips) Ltd

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Dudley Canal & Caverns goes back to 1963 when the Dudley Canal Tunnel Preservation Society was formed to protect the tunnel, and in particular to oppose the Railway plans to block the Tipton Portal with an embankment. In 1970 the Society became the Dudley Canal Trust.

The campaign was successful, and developments continued with the tunnel and Parkhead Locks, which were reopened to form a through route in 1973.

In 1984 with Grant Aid help, the Trust built the first new canal tunnel for 126 years connecting into the singing cavern. 1989 saw the opening of yet another new tunnel, this time allowing passenger boats to complete a unique underground circular trip.

At this time all staff were volunteers, and the success of the tunnel trips was placing a great strain on them. To cope with this, Dudley Canal Trust (Trips) Ltd. was formed as a charity to run the boat trip side of the business, and today the trust have professional staff to run boat trips, shop sales and catering ventures.

The Trust caters for over 80,000 passengers per year and any trading surplus is given annually to Dudley Canal Trust who use these funds to help maintain the Tunnel and Dudley Canal and it's environment.

Dudley Canal & Caverns (Trips) has a high reputation for educational boat trips, and can offer themes closely related to the National Curriculum and higher educational courses.

The 45 minute underground boat trip takes you on a journey back in time to the Silurian age incorporating. Your skipper will bring the history of this hidden world to life on the amazing electrically propelled narrowboats.


 

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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Directions from Wolverhampton:  Travel along Birmingham New Road towards Dudley when you reach Burnt Tree Island perform a U turn and head back towards Wolverhampton.

    At the next set of traffic lights on Tipton Road go straight over and follow the Brown Tourism sign to the entrance approximately 100 yards on your left onto the large car park.

    Opening Times

    1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022

    * JANUARY
    Daily Boat Trips - Closed for Winter Maintenance

    FEBRUARY
    Daily Boat Trips - Wed to Sun (Open 7 days during half term)

    6th, Through Tunnel Trip

    MARCH
    Daily Boat Trips

    6th, Through Tunnel Trip

    APRIL
    Daily boat trips running every 15 minutes throughout the Bank Holiday

    3rd, Through Tunnel Trip

    MAY
    Daily boat trips running every 15 minutes throughout the Bank Holiday

    1st, Through Tunnel Trip

    JUNE
    Daily boat trips

    4th, Two Tunnel Two Lock Tour / 5th, Through Tunnel Trip

    JULY
    Daily Boat Trips

    2nd, Two Tunnel Two Lock Tour / 3rd, Through Tunnel Trip

    AUGUST
    Daily Boat Trips

    6th, Two Tunnel Two Lock Tour / 7th, Through Tunnel Trip

    SEPTEMBER

    Daily Boat Trips

    3rd Two Tunnel Two Lock

    4th, Through Tunnel Trip

    OCTOBER
    Daily Boat Trips

    1st, Two Tunnel Two Lock Tour

    2nd, Through Tunnel Trip

    29th, 30th (am), 31st (pm), Children's Halloween Tours

    24th-31St Dudley Canal Horror Adults ONLY


    NOVEMBER
    Daily Boat Trips - Wed to Sun

    Bonfire Night Boat Trips

    DECEMBER
    Open for Santa Specials (Early Booking Essential)

    4th, 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th, Special Santa Events

    Awards

    • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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