In April 2016, we will launch a campaign to promote the towpath code.
In the North Wales & Borders area, we are keen for everyone to explore and experience the waterways throughout the region whether this be cycling, angling, boating, paddlesports, walking...or even Tai Chi!
To do this, we need to be aware of the towpath code and the need to be considerate of other users at all times, whilst all enjoying the experience and the environment.
The Share the Space Campaign aims to remind everyone of the code and to highlight the campaign. We will be holding some events in two of our areas where we always have a good mixture of towpath/waterway users.
This is a very busy stretch with visitors, shoppers, commuters, students and local residents.
The events in this area include:
'Mile of Manners' This is a national event and in our region will be held on Monday 11 April 2016 between Chemistry Locks and the Lock Keeper pub in Chester. Towpath users will be greeted by positive messages and volunteers, as they pass along the towpath throughout the day
Share the Space Stand on Friday 15 April. Canal & River Trust Volunteers and staff will be on hand on the towpath opposite Telfords Warehouse in Chester to talk to towpaths users on route about the campaign.
Chester Canal 'Doggy-do-dahs' This will take place on Saturday 16 April. This lighthearted dog walk will provide dogs and their owners with some promotional material to spread the work about the campaign on a dog walk along the tow path. Everyone is welcome and the meeting point is on the towpath opposite Telfords Warehouse in Chester at 10:30am.
The second area that we will be focusing on is the towpath along Llangollen Canal between Chirk and Llangollen. This is an extremely busy stretch that include international visitors, local residents, runners, water sports as well being part of the National Cycle Network.
'Belles on Bikes' is a bike ride specifically for women and is being organised by our partner organisation Sustrans Cymru. The ride will take place on Sunday 17 April and aims to increase the confidence of new and novice female riders. On route the group will experience the World Heritage Site, find out about the towpath code and meet our volunteers and community volunteers en route promoting the Share the Space Campaign.
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Last date edited: 19 September 2016