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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 engineers, construction works, teachers, administrators ....who just want to have fun!

Working together WRG volunteers can achieve great things such as ...

Building a canal basin and new section of canal

Restoring a flight of locks

Removing tonnes of rubbish from a canal

Rebuilding a canal bridge

Creating a new nature reserve

Clearing miles of vegetation from the line of a derelict canal

Teaching the next generation of Canal Navvies!

WRGie Facts

WRG volunteers spent 2500 volunteer days restoring canals this summer! Click here to see photos.

Did you know?

  • Over 400 volunteers aged between 18 and 70+ attended a Canal Camp this summer.

  • 64 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students completed their Gold Residential with WRG in 2017.

  • WRG’s red minibuses travelled over 1600 miles across England and Wales

  • WRGie cooks had a busy summer keeping our army of WRG volunteers fed … making over 2900 evening meals