Withymoor Island Boat Gathering – 6-8 September 2024

A free-to-attend boaters gathering is planned by the Withymoor Island Moorings site. To be held between Friday the 6th of September and Sunday the 8th of September 2024. Real ales, food and Entertainment will be available on Friday and Saturday. The event takes place one week before the Black Country Boating Festival. Boaters who will be supporting that Festival can …

2024 Events to be held on the BCN

Several events are planned by other groups to be held on the BCN in 2024. Details for each event, summarised below, can be found on the individual event pages on their respective dates. Bradley Canal Festival – 15 June 2024 Wednesfield Canal Festival – 10/11 August 2024 Brownhills Canal Festival – 17-18 August 2024 Black Country Boating Festival – 13-15 …

Social Events Talks Programme 2024/25

The Social Secretary and Meetings organiser, Andy Tidy, has arranged the following programme of talks for the 2024/25 season.  Thursday 5th September 2024   David Jones  – The Stafford Navigation  Thursday 3rd October 2024        Paul Niblett – “William Morris Cars”.  Thursday 7th November 2024    Graham Worton  – Dudley Geologist  Thursday 2nd January 2025       …

BCN 24 Hour Marathon Challenge – 2024

The BCN 24 Hour Marathon Challenge for 2024 takes place on the weekend of the 25th and 26th May 2024. This year’s finish will be at Hawne Basin, Halesowen. The organiser is Jonathan Pegg and the email for this event is bcnschallenge@gmail.com Application form and Further information and Rules are set out below. BCNS 24 Hour Challenge Entry Form 2024 …

IWA-WRG Birmingham Canals Clean Up 2024

Ever wondered what’s lurking beneath the waters of the Birmingham Canal Navigations? The Birmingham Canals Clean-up weekend is a great opportunity to have fun and meet new people while clearing shopping trolleys, tyres, bicycles and even more exciting treasures from the canal! It is hoped this annual effort on the BCN will help keep the less well used parts of the …

BCNS and Longwood Boat Club Rally

The BCNS and Longwood Boat Club Rally is to be held at the Top Lock of the Rushall Flight over the weekend of Friday 17th May—Sunday 19th May 2024 The BCNS Annual General Meeting will take on Friday 17th May at 7:30pm and after the AGM there will be a quiz organised for all to take part in. There will …

BCNS ICICLE CRUISE 1st – 3rd March 2024

Following the success of our early season cruise to the Fens Pools in 2023 the Society have planned another short cruise for 2024. BCN Society Icicle Cruise 1st – 3rd March 2024. Meet at Merry Hill on the evening of Friday 1st March. Cruise to Parkhead Locks and up to Dudley Tunnel Portal on Saturday 2nd March. Hopefully, there will …