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Work Party - Horseways Channel

23 May 2018

Allpress Farms, Byall Fen Drove, Chatteris PE16 6XQ

Work Party Northampton Arm

23 May 2018


Market Drayton RCTA BH Floating Market

25 May 2018

Shropshire Union Canal, Market Drayton, TF9 1HU

Bollington RCTA May Spring BH Floating Market

25 May 2018

Bollington, SK10 5GR

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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