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Fascinating facts about the origins of ‘Roses & Castles’ and other traditional canal art. With suggestions for having a go yourself and where to see some brilliant examples.
All about which plants and animals live in and around canals and rivers – including how to carry out a wildlife survey.
Our canals and rivers are precious - they need looking after and protecting. Litter, graffiti and fly-tipping all spoil the beauty of waterways and can endanger wildlife.
Exciting ideas for activities while out and about on our canals and rivers.
All good Scouts and Girl Guides can read maps. But what about making a secret map of a towpath or riverbank?
What can you spot on our canals and rivers today which helps to tell the fascinating history of the men and women who helped to create our waterways?
Here are six simple steps to planning a safe visit to your local canal or river with your class or group. We have even included an example risk assessment for guidance.
Developed in partnership with Girlguiding Birmingham this challenge badge is suitable for all uniform groups and families too. It's a great way for children to explore their local canal!
Special edition badge syllabus for uniformed groups at Gloucester Docks, River Severn and the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal