Dudley Canal Trust
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Open Paddle Day


Event Date: 18/09/2022

This new offer provides the amazing opportunity to explore 428 million years of history in Dudley’s underground limestone caverns and canal tunnels from a paddling perspective. This is the very first time in the history of the caverns that this has taken place and will allow visitors to explore in more detail from their own raft.

The trip is approximately 3 quarters of a mile in length and will take around 45 minutes. You will travel through a network of historical tunnels, open basins, and caverns – the offer includes a sound and light show in one of the caverns as well as a blasting demonstration in another.

On site you will be able to use our restaurant (The Gongoozler) for refreshments and meals, We have a picnic tables and benches onsite for picnicking. We have a shop, small exhibition which provides information about the caverns, and you can also practice legging in there!

All you need is a raft (paddle board/Kayak/Canoe) and valid British canoe licence (see link below for additional information). Please note licenses will be checked on arrival.




Item Price (inc VAT) Quantity
1 Paddler (16+) £5.00