Dates: 19th-26th August
Where is it?
The North Walsham and Dilham Canal is Norfolk's only artificial, locked sailing canal, stretching 8.7 miles from Antingham Bone Mills near North Walsham to Waybridge Bridge where it joined the navigable River Ant.
What's the work for this year's Camps?
This is WRG's first venture to Norfolk in several years and we are looking forward to supporting this new project! Over two weeks volunteers will start to restore the recently uncovered Ebridge weir. The weir is in a poor condition with damaged brickwork and a badly cracked concrete slab so there is lots to be done!
Volunteers will also use an excavator to remove the damaged concrete slab replacing it with a weed control mat and crushed stone. Volunteers will then reinstate the brickwork. There may also be the opportunity to carry out repairs to Ebridge Lock.
The Canal was built to transport coal but the arrival of railways meant it was cheaper to transport it overland so the Canal's main cargo became farm produce. The top section of the canal was officially abandoned in 1927 but the Trust have made steady progress since 2000 clearing vegetation from the line of the canal and restoring a lock.
What skills are needed? No skills necessary - our leader and assistant will guide you through every task, but if you are interested in how to rebuild a weir then this is the camp for you!
When is the Canal Camp?
Saturday 19th August-Saturday 26th August
Leadership Team: Peter Lister and Patrick Mach (supported by Bob Crow)
Cook: Ian Johnson