Canal Camp Dates for 2020

COVID 19 Update

Date: 25/03/2020

We know this is a challenging time for everyone, and in light of Government guidelines we have taken the decision to cancel/postpone all of our scheduled volunteer and training events on an 8 week rolling basis to be reviewed weekly. A full rundown of how this will affect our events going forward can be found on our news page.

Our planned River Waveney Canal Camps: 23rd May – 6th June have been postponed until a later date (date yet to be confirmed).

Bookings for our Summer Canal Camps remain open, but their status will be reviewed frequently as we work alongside our volunteer leaders, host societies and our accommodation providers. If the Camp has to be cancelled or postponed, attendees will be offered a space on another Canal Camp or be offered a full refund.

*Advice to volunteers already booked on Canal Camps: WRG will not be able to offer refunds for travel arrangements made prior to the cancellation or postponement of any Camp. Therefore we would advise that you do not make any travel arrangements earlier than four weeks prior to the Camp.

Click on the links below to find out more about our 2020 Canal Camps and to book online! Before you book watch our 'Who Digs Canals' video!

Dates 2020


8th - 10th May
Training Weekend 2020 Cancelled
16th May
Leaders & Cooks Training Day Postponed
23rd - 30th May
River Waveney
Postponed (TBA)
30th May - 6th June
River Waveney Postponed (TBA)


4th - 11th July
Swansea Canal
Fully Booked
Wey & Arun Canal (NWPG)
Fully Booked
11th - 18th  July
Wey & Arun Canal (KESCRG) £70
25th July - 1st August
Derby Canal Fully Booked


1st - 8th August
Lichfield Canal Fully Booked
Wilts & Berks Canal £70
7th - 9th August
Family Canal Camp - Royal Gunpowder Mills £15
8th - 15th August
Wilts & Berks Canal £70
15th - 22nd August
Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation £70
Cotswold Canals Fully Booked
22nd  - 29th  August
Cotswold Canals Fully Booked
29th Aug - 5th September
Cotswold Canals Fully Booked


23rd - 25th Ocotber
Family Canal Camp - Wendover Arm Canal £15
24th - 31st October
Cotswold Canals Bookings on hold
Wey & Arun Canal £70


Reunion Weekend £13


Christmas Canal Camp £70

Alternatively click here to download a booking form if you would prefer to pay by cheque.

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Get a copy of our 2020 Canal Camps Brochure to find out more about our restoration working holidays.