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The aim of this website is to promote the Dudley No.2 canal, a part of the network of canals forming the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN), to inform visitors of the boatyard facilities available to use at Hawne Basin and to provide a communication channel for our members.

Hawne Basin was an interchange basin for the Great Western Railway and was used for the transhipment of tubes from the Coombeswood works of Stewarts & Lloyds/BSC until the railway closed in 1967. The basin is located at the current end of navigation of the Dudley No 2 Canal, Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN).

New members of Coombeswood Canal Trust are always welcome.  If you would like to find out how to become a Member, please visit the Membership page. 

Big screen TV sport in the Cabin

Sat April 11th 4.15 p.m. THE GRAND NATIONAL; 5.50 p.m. THE BOAT RACE
Come and have lunch before the start and make a day of it!

Sat May 30th 5.00 p.m. THE CUP FINAL

Our Heritage Boats, Atlas and Malus, will be requiring crew for the following dates.

Atlas only:-
Friday 24th April Hawne - Alvechurch
Saturday 25th April Alvechurch - Stoke Wharf
Sunday 26th April Stoke Works - Droitwich
Friday 1st-3rd May Droitwich festival
Monday 4th May Droitwich - Stoke Wharf
Tuesday 5th May Stoke Wharf - Alvechurch
Wednesday 6th May Alvechurch - Hawne
Atlas and Malus:-
Saturday 9th - 10th May CCT open weekend
Atlas and Malus:-
Friday 15th May Hawne - Titford
Saturday 16th - 17th May BCNS rally Titford
Atlas and Malus:-
Saturday 23rd - 24th May BCN challenge
Monday 25th May Bradley Arm - Hawne

More dates to follow when confirmed.
Anyone interested please let me know.
Paul Smith

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Did you know you can raise money for Coombeswood Canal Trust while you search?  Our search engine below combines the results of several search engines such as Yahoo, Bing and Ask to ensure you can always find what you’re looking for. But the fantastic thing is that EVERY TIME you search, half a penny is raised for Coombeswood Canal Trust. Search just 15 times a day and you can raise around £25 a year for us.

Coombeswood Canal Trust welcomes donations and are able to receive donations online using Paypal.             


Coombeswood Canal Company

This is the trading arm of the Trust and is wholly owned by the Trust. It's main activity is to provide boatyard facilities and run the shop where you can purchase a small range of chandlery for all your boating essentials such as cheap diesel, Calor gas, smokeless coal.

'Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin'

Read/download the 'Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin', written by Ivor Chambers.
A hard copy is available in the bridge hole (on the left hand side) as you approach the Dudley No.2 canal at Windmill End, you will need a BW key to gain access.

Coombeswood Canal Trust and the BCNS jointly own and operate a working pair of heritage workboats; Atlas and Malus

To read more about the workboats visit the BCNS website too.

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Coombeswood Canal Trust, a Company limited by Guarantee
Hawne Basin, Hereward Rise, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8AW.
Telephone: 0121 550 1355  Mobile: 07761 555 353 
Skype Name: coombeswood
Registered Charity No. 1088978