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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
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22 December 2017
We’re nearly halfway through this project, and as 2017 draws to a close it seems a good time to reflect back on the year, and to reveal what’s coming next.
Posted by: Pocklington Canal
4 December 2017
A major part of this project is habitat improvements within the Pocklington Canal Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Dredging is currently underway to create open water habitats in areas that have become dominated by reed sweet-grass.
12 September 2017
Marking the end of the first year of this three-year project, this fun event had plenty to do for all the family. Visitors got involved in the creation of three willow sculptures, pond dipped to uncover the canal’s hidden wildlife and took part in a heritage trail. Undoubtedly the highlight for most was the chance to take to the water on a coracle, a small traditional boat.
8 August 2017
In July we were joined by the Yorkshire Mammal Group and the Yorkshire Dragonfly Group to look for wildlife along the Pocklington Canal during two wildlife workshops.
25 July 2017
Between mid-June and early July 2017, 20 volunteers joined us on a community archaeology dig at Canal Head. Under the friendly supervision of Jon Kenny Community Archaeology, we excavated the remains of a 19th Century warehouse alongside the Canal Head basin.
Between 18 April and 26 May 2017, 20 volunteers joined in with the restoration of Church Bridge, a Grade Two Listed humpback bridge, near the village of Melbourne.
2 March 2017
The first Pocklington Canal Events Programme is out now – with events ranging from wildflower walks to archaeological digs, willow weaving to fishing taster days.
8 February 2017
Our ecologist Phillippa Baron talks about how she would like to #showthelove for Pocklington Canal.
Pocklington Canal – a gem in the landscape has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we will be restoring Church Bridge and Swing Bridge No 7, restoring the special wildlife habitats along the canal and running a series of exciting community events and activities to showcase the rich heritage of this idyllic rural East Yorkshire canal.