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Rickmansworth branch

can anyone tell me whether the Rickmansworth Branch is still navigable? Does one need to make any special arrangements to use it?

Asked by: Bob Dewey  | 6.37pm, Thursday 25 April

WW says:

I presume that you mean the connection of the River Chess at Batchworth.
This is the second lock at an angle beside the canal lock. The short branch leads into a former loading basin which is now used mostly for residential moorings. It is private water and is navigable with permission, there is also a lift bridge which needs special arrangement to raise.

Rupert Smedley  | 11.34AM, Friday 26 April

Readers say:

thabnk you for that Rupert.
How would we obtain permission to navigate that stretch?

Bob Dewey  | 3.18PM, Wednesday 1 May

For a good harty meal (weekdays best as booked up weekends) try The Black Horse (pub) Dog Kennal Lane, Chorleywood Herts. Not posh but clean and tidy. Big meals long menu. Need Taxi or if relitivly fit cycilist Ok. A must by bicycle do your map homework: Moor your boat at bridge 176, Springwell lock. Cycle along Springwell Lane, to Mill End, Rickmasworth, onto A412, turn right along A412 (1/2 mile prox)to left into Church lane, up Chuch Lane, continueation onto Sheperds Lane to end of road at Chorleywood Bottom,. Then right onto Berry Lane and left onto Dog Kennal Lane to pub on left at Chorley Wood Common.

Gary  | 1.30AM, Tuesday 7 May

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