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Boat Tours

Chelmer & Blackwater Canal Cruises

Chelmer & Blackwater Canal Cruises


Paper Mill Lock,
North Hill,
Little Baddow,


Once busy with horse-drawn barges, it is today a natural paradise for walkers, boaters and anglers. The 14 miles of towpath offer easy walking through beautiful scenery. The Canal Centre at Paper Mill Lock provides car/coach parking; The Stables teashop; toilet facilities; not forgetting boat and dinghy hire for the more adventurous. Alternatively, enjoy the canal whilst relaxing aboard the passenger barge 'Victoria' on 1 of its spring/summer public trips (available for private hire). We now operate Narrow Boat Hire full day w/emd or short break. Website www.papermilllock.co.uk

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Opening details

Open all year



Plan route to Chelmer and Blackwater Canal Cruises using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 776086  Lat: 51.74827 Long: 0.57219

By Road:
Exit A12 onto A414. Head east towards Danbury/Maldon. In centre of Danbury turn left toward Little Baddow. Paper Mill Lock will be on the left-hand side 2.5 miles from this jct.

By Public Transport:
From Hatfield Peverel station it is 3 miles to Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation.


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups