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

Bude Canal

Spring Tub Boat

It's hard to believe that every edition of the Tub Boat since Spring 2003 is available to read on this site - that's an incredible archive of Bude Canal over the last twelve years! Not only that this edition is the penultimate in a "half century" of Digital Tub Boats as the edition published in July this year will be the fiftieth to be posted online available for all to enjoy!

Bude Canal and Marshes wins top award for the FIFTH year in a row

A Prestigious GREEN FLAG

Green flag

The Bude Canal and Marshes have been awarded the Green Flag from Keep Britain Tidy for the fifth consecutive year. The award is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Paula Dolphin, Liberal Democrat Cornwall Councillor for Grenville and Statton and a former Mayor of Bude, said "Bude Canal and Marshes is one of the reasons tourists visit this part of Cornwall. As the chair of the advisory panel I know how difficult it is to be awarded a Green Flag for the fifth time and we couldn't have done it without the passionate volunteers that help our team."

You can vote for Bude to be your favourite Green Flag Park by visiting www.greenflagaward.org.uk


The majority of the respondents live in the local vicinity - click here to read the
Mallard by Mary Neale

Bude Marsh and Valleys Survey Group – Report March 2014



Over the next few months we are redesigning the website - we have plans but welcome your thoughts - please email ideas@bude-canal.co.uk

HIWAG - What's that all about?

Canal Regeneration Bude

Report on the Regeneration Project

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

Photo Album

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 - We have had a resuffle of the photos so to speak, taken some off and added some NEW ones. Curently there are 422 photographs from Chris' album and they are here for you to enjoy. 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

Start by clicking on the albums and then the pictures to enlarge them and move back and forth to view them - there is a help button too - please be patient - the pictures are detailed and some computers will take a few more seconds to download - it's worth the wait!

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



News from

Gareth Cann 
Bude PROW & Countryside Ranger Updates for

Summer 2012 and

Mammal Sightings on the Canal

2012 Activity Providers and licences


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New Tub Boat Newsletter

Spring 2015



** 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.