Bridgewater Canal Corridor

Heritage Lottery Fund - Lottery funded

£5.5 million facelift for the Bridgewater Canal

The Bridgewater Canal is about to be transformed. In early February 2014, we announced funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Salford City Council, Peel Holdings and other partner organisations to revitalise the Bridgewater Canal in Salford.

A walk along the banks of the canal is a journey to the past and a glimpse into the future. Every stretch of the waterway has a story to tell us about human ingenuity, endurance and events that shaped both Salford and the world. This is a place of global importance, inspired by the vision of three men and the toil of hundreds of nameless heroes.

The canal is at the beginning of a real transformation into a canal that is once again a genuine focus for local, regional and national communities.

The canal will be transformed with new towpaths, information panels, rejuvenated parks, events and celebrations. Worsley Delph and Barton Aqueduct will be reopened and unveiled to the public for the first time in years.

There are lots of events and activities happening right now on the Bridgewater Canal.

Find out more about the canal and related events on the Visit Salford website.

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Bridgewater Canal volunteers

Heritage volunteers

The Bridgewater Canal project works with local residents and community groups to rediscover the history of the Bridgewater Canal in Salford. We are particularly interested in supporting local people who would be interested in becoming volunteers to help uncover the canal's rich heritage and share its stories with others in new and exciting ways.

To discuss becoming a Bridgewater Canal heritage volunteer and receive further information on the programme of activities please contact Katherine Rice, Bridgewater Heritage Officer at

Environment volunteers

Enjoy working in the great outdoors, learning new skills and meeting new people? Join the Bridgewater volunteers to maintain and improve the green spaces that border the canal. For more information contact Jill Tyson on 07872 808003 or email

You can find out about our upcoming volunteering activities by downloading a copy of our events leaflet below.

Bridgewater Canal iPhone app

A free Bridgewater Canal iPhone app written by Salford residents can be downloaded by anybody interested in the historic waterway.

Canal visitors making their way from Boothstown to Barton can use the app to look out for landmarks, buildings and animals. Features also include historic images of the canal, interesting facts and memories from local people.

As part of the Bridgewater Canal 250th anniversary, The Friends of Salford Museum and Art Gallery have written the app with help from Salford City Council and Salford Community Leisure. It's been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Download the Bridgewater app from the iTunes App Store.

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This page was last updated on 20 January 2016

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