North West Dig Dates & Information

WRG (NW) digs 2017/2018 - please contact Ju Davenport for all digs information and bookings:

9 - 10 December 2017 - Cromford Canal with accomodation at Waingroves Village Hall - weekend dig with Christmas dinner on Saturday night.

13/14 January 2018 - Hollinwood Canal.  Two single day digs (there will be no WRG accommodation, however if anyone needs to stay over, we can usually sort something out with one of our local members so please get in touch).

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