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Welcome to the official site for the Bude Canal and Harbour Society.

Bude Canal


Our TubBoat editor is retiring with our very grateful thanks for a job well done Clive. Do you have the time, skills and software to set our quarterly newsletter/booklet ready for the printers? If so we would like to hear from you -drop Chris an email on


The new edition of the Tub Boat is now on line

Autumn 2016


Whalesborough Ham nature walk

A wildlife recording event is scheduled for Thursday 20th October at Whalesborough Ham. We will meet at 1000 at Whalesborough Weir overflow car park.

Maer Lake nature observation

This is another wildlife recording event taking place on Thursday 17th November.  We will meet at 1000 at the small parking area opposite the Maer Lane gate.

The above two events are by Bude Valley Volunteers who can be contacted budevalleyvolunteers@gmail.com


SAVE THE DATE - AGM will be on 26th February 2017




Bear in mind some things like the 1904 maps and Tub Boat editions may be easier to access via a desktop but - for instance - would you like the regeneration photos easily accessible on your phone - please let us know. ALL suggestions welcome !


Canal Regeneration Bude

Report on the Regeneration Project

- adapted from article in revised Bude Canal Past and Present as below.

Redesigned Photo Album

now responsive!

Chris Jewell has been out photographing the Canal Regeneration from day one . During much of the regeneration period the Canal towpaths, locks and features have been closed to the public. Now you can see how the wonderful regeneration took place - There are well over 400 photos and we have now completely redone the album - THE ALBUM IS FULLY RESPONSIVE AND EASY ON TABLETS AND PHONES in readiness for our new site coming soon. We also think it is more attractive to view,.

Remember the photos are copyrighted to Chris so don't abuse his hard work - feel free to email comments.

Begin your voyage of discovery of Bude Canal Regeneration here


The Updated Reprint of "BUDE CANAL - PAST AND PRESENT"

is available from B.C.H.S. The book is only £5.50 plus £1.50 to the price to cover post and packing. Make cheques payable to "Bude Canal and Harbour Society" and send with your own details to
"Hon Treasurer", Chris Jewell at 4A The Crescent, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8LE.

"The Bude Canal - some interesting facts".
If you would like a copy send your remittance of £2.50 payable
to"Bude Canal & Harbour Society" - details as above except postage will be £1.00



We are delighted to be able to bring you the


with eight delightfully reproduced maps together with introduction and full surveyor's notes for each map. Special thanks to The National Lottery, Awards for All and Bude-Stratton Town Council - among others - for making this possible.

We now have 30 issues of The Tub Boat available on this site, together with all photos - just follow the link above - makes very interesting reading! In fact all Tub Boat issues since the Spring of 2003 are available to download from this site!

Transportation of Sand

Did you know that you can join the Society and support its work from only £5 a year? Membership form- join or renew - click here for form

Also find out more in our Membership section

Website design and maintenance by Jacki Stephens



Contact Us ...


For membership and financial matters contact Mike Moore on members@bude-canal.co.uk

New Tub Boat Newsletter

Autumn 2016



** We now provid e the newsletters and some booking forms, posters etc in pdf format for ease of printing.

If you do not have the brilliant Adobe Reader - please click here to download this first.