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26 August 2016
We have published the list of vital maintenance work we will be carrying out over the winter and are urging boaters to take a look to see how it may affect their cruising plans over the season.
25 August 2016
Local people have for the first time been given the opportunity to venture underground and explore a 240 year old canal tunnel which has been abandoned since it collapsed over a century ago.
On Saturday 3 September, the Canal & River Trust will be opening up Stanley Ferry Workshop for a free ‘behind the scenes’ experience. Come along to find out why every lock gate has to be made to measure.
22 August 2016
Calling all young people in the Wigan area… a new canalside canoe hub has been launched to provide free canoeing and other waterside and social action activities.
A driver in Wales ended up on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, after taking a wrong turn onto the waterway’s towpath.
19 August 2016
People who live and work around the Kennet & Avon Canal are being asked to describe how they feel about the waterway in one word, ahead of an event next month aimed at getting more people involved in caring for it.
18 August 2016
Immortalised as Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, the water vole is set to benefit after 750 metres of luxury “waterside apartments” for the popular rodents were created along the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.
A new photographic competition has been launched by the Trust across North Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire.
17 August 2016
18 dragon boats are getting set to race each other across Edgbaston Reservoir this August bank holiday, as the centrepiece of a community festival celebrating Bangladeshi culture.
16 August 2016
Trust staff worked through the night to carry out emergency repairs to Adderley Lock No 3 on the Shropshire Union Canal, near Market Drayton.