We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Pocklington Canal - a gem in the landscape

We are proud to be making one of our most beautiful canals even better for wildlife and people as part of this three-year project, funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

HLF Volunteers restoring Church Bridge HLF Volunteers restoring Church Bridge_group photo

Thanks to the players of the National Lottery, we are working to enhance the nationally important wildlife habitats that are found along the Pocklington Canal. We will be working with local volunteers who will be trained up to restore the Grade Two Listed Church Bridge, one of the best examples of a humpback bridge in the country. A brand new interpretative trail will help tell visitors the fascinating history of the canal, while encouraging people to get involved in its care.

We will be celebrating the Pocklington Canal’s 200th anniversary in 2018, with a full programme of events and activities to help local people understand and appreciate the built, natural and social heritage of the canal.

HLF Archaeology Project on the Pocklington Canal

We are proud to be working in partnership with the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society, Natural England and the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership. To make sure this project leaves a lasting legacy, we have a full time project officer working to coordinate the various activities taking place.

If you fancy coming along to an event, or have some time to spare and are interesting in volunteering, then email the project officer on lizzie.dealey@canalrivertrust.org.uk to be added to the mailing list. You’ll get the events programmes and the project newsletter, as well as links to the various volunteering roles.

See the Pocklington Canal Events Guide

Useful downloads

Newsletter 1 - November 2016

Newsletter 2 - March 2017

Newsletter 3 - June 2017

Newsletter 4 - September 2017

Newsletter 5 - December 2017

Newsletter 6 - February 2018

Read our project blog

Heritage Lottery Fund logoClick here to read the regular project updates through the project blog. These blog posts are written by Lizzie, our project officer.

Last date edited: 1 February 2018