Christmas Camp 2017

Dates: 26th December 2017-1st January 2018

Where is it? The Cotswold Canals get their name from being the two connected Gloucestershire waterways, the Stroudwater Navigation and the Thames and Severn Canal. The camp will be based at Brimscombe Port.

What's the work for the camps? Work will include vegetation clearance with lots of brambles, hawthorns and willows to remove from the towpath side, and fallen trees to recover from the offside. It's the perfect way to work off your Christmas dinner and start the New Year in style!

Why is it important?
Cotswold Canal Partnership led by the Cotswold Canal Trust first began in 1972 as the driving body behind the restoration of the Cotswold Canals. Over the years the trust has flourished and grown into the Cotswold Canals Trust of today. The Trust’s success may easily be measured by the length of reinstated canal and the number of rebuilt bridges and locks. The trust works closely in partnership with a number of bodies including Stroud District Council to form the Cotswold Canals Partnership.

The current phase of restoration that has already transformed a six-mile canal corridor from Hope Mill near Brimscombe Port, through Stroud to Stonehouse, is due to finish this year. The next vital stage, to link up with the national canal network, will cost a total of £20 million, to include £5 million of ‘match’ funds won through a dedicated fundraising campaign targeting corporate and individual donations, plus more than £2 million-worth of volunteer effort.

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

When are the Canal Camp?

Tuesday 26th December - Monday 1st January

Leadership Team:
Dave 'Moose' Hearnden and Ian Rutledge
Cook: Maria Hearnden

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