Information for Canal and Towpath Users
The Stroud Valleys Canal Company looks after the western section of the Cotswold Canals. It controls most of the canal from a point about 0.6 miles (1 km) east of Saul Junction through to and including Brimscombe Port, which is about 2.5 miles (4 km) east of Stroud.
Information for canal and towpath users can be found on their website here.
Visitor and Information Centres
Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre - Stroud
The Wallbridge Visitor Centre provides information about the Cotswold Canals and contains a Cotswold Canals Trust shop.
The Centre is open Monday to Friday from 10.00am until 1.00pm and Saturday from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
It is situated next to Wallbridge Upper Lock on the Thames & Severn Canal, in the centre of Stroud. [Map]
Like the Wallbridge Visitor Centre above, the Saul Visitor Centre provides information about the Cotswold Canals and also contains a Cotswold Canals Trust shop.
The Visitor Centre is opened by volunteers most weekends throughout the year. Minimum opening hours (Winter) 12:30am to 4:00pm Saturday & Sunday.
It is located near the junction between the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and the Stroudwater Navigation, which is about 8 miles from Stroud and 9 miles from Gloucester.[Map]
The Thames & Severn canal passes through the Cotswold Water Park. The Park's Gateway Centre (pictured above) is a good point from which to explore the canal between South Cerney and Cerney Wick.
The Gateway Centre, just off the A419 dual-carriageway between Swindon & Cirencester, has a cafeteria and provides information about the Water Park and canal. The canal passes close by the Centre, where there is free car parking.[Map]
For more information visit the Cotswold Water Park website.