WRG Uttoxeter Canal Camp (CC201405)

Title WRG Uttoxeter Canal Camp (CC201405)
Organiser Waterway Recovery Group
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Dates: 12th - 19th July

Location: Staffordshire

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.

Start Date 12/07/2014 14:00
End Date 19/07/2014 12:00
Address Denstone,
Staffordshire
Location map
Email enquiries@wrg.org.uk
Contact Name Jenny Black
Contact Number 01494 783 453 ext 604
Category Working Holidays