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Summerhill Evening Walk, near Lichfield

16 August 2017

The Boat Inn, Summerhill, Muckley Corner, Lichfield, WS14 0BU

Work Party - Cheshire Locks

17 August 2017


Work Party - Ashton Canal, Manchester

19 August 2017

Ashton Canal lock 4, M11 3FF

WRG Grantham Canal Camp CC201721

19 August 2017

Woolsthorpe by Belvoir

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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