Chelmer and Blackwater Canal Camp

Date: 21st October-28th October

Where is it?

The navigation runs through a largely unspoilt part of rural Essex and connects the county town of Chelmsford with the tidal estuary of the River Blackwater at Heybridge Basin. The camp will be based on the Haybay Barge - beds and showers!

What's the work for the camps?
To help maintain this beautiful waterway, WRG volunteers will be working alongside the Essex Waterways Team to help clear overgrown vegetation from the towpath, improving access for all waterway users. This will involve lots of scrub bashing, bonfires and other activities to keep you warm!

Click here to see what we got up to last October Camp!

*Bookings Closed*

Eleven years of focus and investment can make an amazing difference to a waterway. Since IWA's subsidiary Essex Waterways took over the running of the Chelmer & Blackwater, the once run down navigation has been transformed. The Chelmer & Blackwater is an unsung gem- relished by the people of Essex but comparatively little known among the wider canal community.

Volunteer Now

What skills are needed? No skills necessary - our leader and assistant will guide you through every task!  

When are the Canal Camp?

Saturday 22nd October-Saturday 29th October 

Leadership Team:
Alex Melson
Cook: Beverley Williams