Come and visit us down at Batchworth Lock in Rickmansworth. Fun friendly atmosphere, welcoming to families, bikers, dog walkers and boaters - everyone is welcome. We have a variety of sandwiches, hot food, hot and cold drinks, chocolate, crisps and sweets.
While at the lock, be sure to visit these local attractions -
Canal Centre It stocks a range of books, gifts and ice creams – everything its visitors need for a day by the lock-side. It sees thousands of visitors through its doors every year.
Little Union Canal - A miniature working model canal next to Batchworth Lock shows how a lock and canal works. Should visitors be unlucky not to see the real thing! A handy substitute as it takes about 40,000 gallons of water for a canal boat to pass through a lock the size of Batchworth! The Miniature Canal is open to the public on selected weekends throughout the summer.
Come and take a trip on the Pride of Batchworth! - A purpose built trip boat has the capacity for 12 people and runs regular trips from the canal centre at Batchworth to Stockers Lock and back. Or you may wish to privately charter the Pride of Batchworth complete with 2 crew for special occasions. We at the Cafe @ Lock 81 will also provide catering for your cruise if you desire.