Location: Stainton, Cumbria
Activities: Canal relining and vegetation clearance
Summary: Our northern most canal camp is on the Lancaster Canal - a 42 mile lock free canal overlooked by the Pennines. The main objective of the Lancaster Canal Trust is to restore and open up the canal from Tewitfield to Kendal. During this camp, volunteers will be returning to Stainton to reline a leaking section of the canal known as the 'First Furlong', and help to clear vegetation at Hincaster Tunnel.
|19th - 27th April||TBC||TBC|
Where is it? Stainton, Cumbria. The Lancaster Canal runs for 42 miles from Kendal through to its terminus at Preston, where it joins with the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
What is the work for the camps? This Easter volunteers will be returning to Stainton to reline a leaking section of the canal known as the ‘First Furlong’. Once repairs are completed, the section will be re-watered and reconnected to a part of the canal that the Lancaster Canal Trust uses for its trip boats. Volunteers will also be involved in vegetation clearance work around Hincaster Tunnel removing brambles and small trees. Book now and help us get this section of canal back into water!
Why is it important? The northern part of the Lancaster Canal was cut off by the building of the M6 motorway. At this camp, Waterway Recovery Group is working with the Lancaster Canal Trust. The Lancaster Canal Trust’s main objective is to restore and open the canal to full navigation from Tewitfield, just north of Carnforth to Kendal.
What skills are needed? No skills necessary - our leader and assistant will guide you through every task!