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Useful links

This website is under development and more nformation will be added soon.  

Canal & River Trust

The Canal & River Trust is the charitable trust responsible for most of the canals in Britain, including the Pocklington Canal. It took over from British Waterways in 2012.

Yorkshire and North East Waterways

Pocklington Canal 


Natural England

Natural England was formed in 2006 by the merger of English Nature, the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service

The York Office is responsible for the Pocklington Canal


East Riding of Yorkshire Council

The ERYC website that includes information about tourism

Walks (including maps) along the Pocklington Canal and elsewhere in East Yorkshire.

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency has a wide range of responsibilities, including monitoring of the water quality in the Pocklington Canal.
The Agency handles calls about pollution incidents that threaten fish and other wildlife.

Incident Hotline (canal flooding or pollution, fish in distress): Ring 0800 80 70 60

The Canal & River Trust leases angling rights on the canal to the York & District Amalgamation of Anglers

Day tickets can be purchased from YDAA.   An Environment Agency rod licence is also required.

There are platforms for disabled anglers at Canal Head.

Wildlife and conservation

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust This website has comprehensive information on events and activities.  The Wheldrake Ings Nature Reserve is near to the Pocklington Canal.
Yorkshire Dragonfly Group has photos of dragonflies and damselflies found on the canal

Lower Derwent Valley National Nature Reserve has a blog about a National Nature Reserve near the canal, which has numerous photos and frequently mentions the Pocklington Canal.

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