Dates: 12th - 19th July
Leader: Emma Greenall
Cook: Harri Barnes
Train Station for Pick Ups: Stoke on Trent
Cost: £56 (for food & accommodation) | Accommodation: tbc | activities: Heritage stone work, towpath improvements, fencing and vegetation clearance
Essentially a rural waterway, the Uttoxeter Canal was built in 1811 and ran for 13 miles from a junction with the Caldon Canal at Froghall to a terminus in Uttoxeter. By the mid 1840’s it was taken over by the North Staffordshire Railway, who went on to close it. In 2005 the first section of the canal was reconnected to the network at Froghall Basin.
Volunteers will be working at Bridge 70 on the Uttoxeter Canal continuing work started in 2013 to restore the bridge back to its former glory by undertaking lime mortar repairs and relaying stonework. Volunteers will also be involved in path improvement work, installing wooden fencing and clearing the non-native invasive plant, Himalayan Balsam, from along the line of the canal.