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Work Party Banbury

23 July 2019

Banbury, Uk

Work Party Burselm Arm

23 July 2019

Stoke on Trent, ST6 3LY

Work Party Shropshire Union

27 July 2019

Chester, UK


Why restore the canals?

Britain's network of canals and inland waterways are a huge linear national park - a leisure park, a vital wildlife sanctuary, an important industrial heritage site and an environment-friendly transport system all rolled into one. 

Despite this there are still over 2500 miles of derelict waterways and that's where we need your help!

Volunteer with WRG and help restore the waterways

WRG attracts a wide range of people, from young volunteers taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme; to waterway enthusiasts who wish to make a contribution to restoring and preserving the system; to people who just want to get outdoors and dirty, have fun and learn new skills.

WRG offers people a unique volunteering experience with the chance to learn traditional skills such as bricklaying and stonework, through to more modern techniques such as piling, concreting, or even how to operate machinery such as excavator or dumpers.  Volunteers attending our activities must be aged over 18, but apart from that age doesn't matter, nor does previous experience.

Find out how to get involved with WRG activities here

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Two-day IWA Canalway Cavalcade Celebration in 2020 Confirmed

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IWA Canalway Cavalcade is going ahead on the first weekend of May next year.  Following ...

Fun for all the Family on the Uttoxeter Canal

Fun for all the Family on the Uttoxeter Canal

Last weekend (14- 16 June), up to 20 volunteers including five families took part in an IWA ...

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