© Friends of Exeter Ship Canal

All rights reserved 2016-2019


For work parties and volunteering, contact Jack Nott, Volunteer Co-ordinator:  jack.annenott@gmail.com

or 07444 144707


For membership and general enquiries, email Mick Green, Secretary: michael.green@endorsehr.co.uk or phone 07791 870585 or John Monks, Chair: jbmonks@btinternet.com or 01392 49355


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We are dedicated to Exeter’s canal.

Membership of the Friends is open to everyone

who values and loves this historic waterway,

whether as a user on the water, for recreation,

or simply strolling along its peaceful banks.

 News Stories

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The entrance to the Basin

The Ship Canal, 1855

Canal Tidy-Up

If you'd like to help keep the Exeter Ship  Canal free of litter the Friends are holding litter picking event on 30th December, at 10:30am meeting at the Double Locks pub. It would be great to see you there and an excellent way to banish some of those christmas excesses!!


The Inland Waterways would like your help in spotting this invasive plant... Read more...

A better future for Exeter Ship Canal?

Exeter City Council has commissioned consultants to advise on a masterplan for the future of Exeter Ship Canal. The Friends believe this is an opportunity to revive the canal by improving its use as a waterway. Here is what the Friends sent to the council and the consultants when they were appointed. Read more... 

Canal Friends start on 

work boat refurbishment

Read about the project in our June newsletter

Read 'The Guardian' article on the canal revolution

'How waterways reveal the truth about modern Britain': an article in 'The Guardian' on 26 July 2019 – read more...

Exeter Ship Canal joins the Silver Propeller Challenge

Please read our press release


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The canal history and heritage...

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