Date: 27th October - 3rd November 2012
Location: Maldon, Essex
Leader: James Butler
Cost: £56 | Accommodation: barge | activities: towpath repairs, improvement works
The Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation runs through a largely unspoilt part of rural Essex and connects Chelmsford with the tidal estuary of the River Blackwater at Heybridge Basin. In 2005 our sister organisation, Essex Waterways, took over the management of the navigation. To help maintain this beautiful waterway WRG is running more camps this year.
What's going on in 2012 ...
So why not join the Essex Waterways team as they have an array of tasks waiting for you! Get stuck into various improvement works including bank protection, painting, towpath improvements, scrub clearance and waterside repairs. Accommodation for the week is on a barge moored in the tidal estuary at Heybridge Basin (two pubs to chose from), converted for residential use. Proper beds and showers; one of WRG's more luxurious accommodations!
Being maintenance work, camps on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation are different from our normal restoration projects but if you fancy helping us keep this active and vibrant waterway alive then this is the camp for you!
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