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Dudley Canal Trust (Trips) Ltd

Peartree Lane, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 0XP

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Dudley Canal Trust 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 Trust (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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      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.

      Tel: 01384 236275

      Fax: 01384 456615

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      Opening Times

      1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021

      * 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

      • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
      • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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