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

Bude Canal

Spring Tub Boat now on site

Society's Annual Outing

Saturday 25th June 2016

The Society's Annual Outing is to Tiverton to visit the Museum with a trip by horse-drawn barge on the Grand Western Canal to Sampford Peverell.

Please note we will leave the Crescent Car Park, Bude at 9.00 am. The combined fare is £23.00 per person excluding adminission to the Museum.

Click here for your booking form, call in at the Bude Visitor Centre, or phone 01288 352298 - Please ensure you return your form before 15th May.

Coach Trip to Tiverton - Booking Form



We are currently redoing our site but should you require Tide Tables for 2016 before that is online please email admin@bude-canal.co.uk


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.

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



Contact Us ...


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

New Tub Boat Newsletter

Spring 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.