North West Dig Dates & Information

WRG (NW) digs 2018 - unless otherwise stated, please contact Ju Davenport for all digs information and bookings:

13/14 January 2018 - Hollinwood Canal - contact Mike Chase.  Two single day digs continuing the stump pulling on the Fairbottom Branch – wellies (some waders available for larger foot sizes) essential, waterproofs recommended (we got very wet last year). There will be some work available for those that are unable to help tirforing.  There will probably be a lot of mud!

Lunch will be available on both days – please advise Mike ASAP to ensure enough is provided.

Please contact Mike Chase to let him know you are going and if you would like to order lunch.

As normal, there is no formal accommodation, though this can be arranged for those needing to travel from further afield.

3-4 February 2018 - Grantham Canal

3-4 March - TBC

April 2018 - Montgomery Canal (TBC) -  finishing off the work which is planned for a WRG week camp at Easter.   The work is likely to be mostly wall foundations,  then concrete pouring.

2 - 10 June 2018 (TBC) - rolling week camp at the Montgomery Canal.  Please note that his is a "pencilled in" dig only and is subject to changes, however please contact Ju if you are interested in attending.

Further weekend dig dates will be advised here when details are decided.


Whether or not you need a lift, please let the Ju Davenport (See WRG NW Contact Us) know that you're going, so that meals and accommodation can be organised in advance.

Transport to weekend digs can usually be arranged from Manchester, leaving on a Friday evening (often about 7:30 pm from Failsworth or City Centre). WRG transport is FREE.

The cost of food is usually £10 for a full weekend (2 Breakfast, 2 Lunches and 1 Evening Meal) or £2 for a single meal. Accommodation is FREE, but usually quite basic.

Please note that dates shown as Jan 1-2, say, signify a weekend camp with accommodation, whereas Jan 1/2 signifies two 1-day digs without accommodation.  If anyone needs accommodation for local (to Manchester) digs, this can usually be arranged - please let us know.

·         More exploratory work on the railway embankment at Pant with accommodation in Llanymynech Church Hall.  There may be some machine work though this is to be confirmed. Contact Malcolm Bridge