Whilst every care is taken to ensure that the concerns indicated below are legitimate and honourable businesses, this information is provided throughout on a 'user beware' basis and the Club cannot be held liable for any loss or damage which may result. Please let us know about any errors or omissions – also about any other facilities.
Contributor's name and the report date are given for each entry.
Revolution Laundry - for people who are reliant on laundrettes while boating, or who wish to wash large items like duvets and blankets, you may not be aware of a fairly new chain of laundrettes. These are typically situated in garage forecourts, supermarket car parks and shopping centres, but the big advantage is that they are available to use 24/7. So, if you are moored close to one for the night, you can do the laundry while going to the pub, or shopping, for example. Each laundry has a small (8/9kg) and large (18/20kg) washer and a tumble drier (18/20kg), so the large one is good for washing duvets. See https://www.revolution-laundry.com/en-uk/ for further information and to find a laundry. Many are quite close to canals. (Richard Booth, Sept 2023)
BCN - CRT shower at Brownhills Services is working and good. (Eric McDowall, Sept 2023)
BCN - Hawne Basin, (possibly still offering one week free mooring). Showers and launderette at Coombeswood Canal Trust. (Eric McDowall, Sept 2023)
Erewash, Langley Mill - Will Gregg VC Leisure Centre, Heanor, DE75 7HA - sometimes 6 busses an hour from stop on canal bridge, eastbound towards Heanor; routes 1, 33, 3; (6 stops to Hands Rd). Mon-Thurs 0630-2200; Fri 0630-2100; w/e 0800-1730; not B/hols; shower £2.50; +£1 coin deposit for locker; swim £5.20; seniors £3.60. (Eric McDowall, May 2023)
Leeds and Liverpool - top of Johnson's Hillock CRT Services AND Top of Wigan Locks Services: working showers. (Eric McDowall, Sept 2023)
Leicester Line - Foxton Boats, Bottom Lock, Foxton, - shower and laundrette available to the public. At present the opening hours are 9.30 to 5pm, and until 9pm on Fridays (Bridge 61 pub). These may change and during the winter are subject to weather. To make use of the facilities, visit the shop or pub to get the key. (Mary Matts, August 2023)
Llangollen Canal - Grindley Brook CRT Services: working shower. (Eric McDowall, Sept 2023)
Montgomery - Weston Branch Junction CRT Services: water, elsan, rubbish. (Eric McDowall, Sept 2023)
Montgomery - Maesbury Marsh CRT Services: working shower, water, no rubbish. (Eric McDowall, Sept 2023)
Shroppie - Nantwich Swimming and Gym, CW5 5LS - Shower £6.85 and includes a swim; £1 discount for seniors. (Eric McDowall, 2023)
SHOWERS REMOVED OR NOT AVAILABLE:
BCN - CRT Showers: Cuckoo Wharf; Broad Street Basin; Camp Hill. (Eric McDowall, Sept 2023)
BCLM/Dudley Caves and Tunnel CRT Services: not available for rest of this year. Spotlessly clean but non functional. (Eric McDowall, Sept 2023)
Shroppie - Nantwich CRT Services had a working shower at 24 April. Clean, water drains away from where you get dressed, no spiders, coat hooks behind door. However, reported not working on 10th August with no feedback if fixed. (Eric McDowall, Sept 2023)