North West Dig Dates & Information

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

2 - 3 September 2017 - Chesterfield Canal - joint with London WRG

8 October 2017 (one day only) - Sankey Canal

November - Bonfire Bash WRG reunion (centrally booked)

2 - 3 December 2017 - location TBA - weekend dig with Christmas dinner on Saturday night

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