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 end of navigation Dudley No2 Canal, Birmingham Canal Navigation (BCN).

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

Raise Money As You Search!

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.


  • Dudley No.2 Guide

    Read 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.


Heritage workboats
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.