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People in Wiltshire and Berkshire are invited to take a charity boat trip along the scenic Kennet & Avon Canal on Sunday 25 May. The trips will raise money for vital repairs to the waterway, which was damaged by the torrential weather earlier in the year.
The trips, which are being run by the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust, will feature talks about the repairs needed. On-board guides will also point-out features of significance and interest.
Work to ensure the canal is open since being significantly damaged by flood water has included repairing banks that were washed away and reconstruction of embankments and towpaths. Dredging also took place on the River Avon, to remove silt from behind lock gates.
There are a variety of trips, with each boat taking up to 50 people:
For more details call the K&A Trust on 01380 721279
Rob Dean, chairman of the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust, said: “We love the Kennet & Avon Canal and our volunteers are pleased to be able to help with the cost of these vital repairs. Thanks to the hard work of the maintenance teams, the canal is very much open for people to enjoy this summer and I hope to see many visitors on our four boats next Sunday and right through the season.”
Mark Stephen, Canal & River Trust waterway manager, adds: “The Kennet & Avon Canal is one of the most beautiful and popular canals anywhere in the country. We were hit hard by the torrential weather earlier in the year, and the emergency repairs we had to do to keep the canal open have left us a hefty bill. So we are extremely grateful to the support from Kennet & Avon Canal Trust and all those who will take up this great opportunity. There can’t be many better places to spend a bank holiday weekend than on the water, so I’d encourage people to take up a place on one of the trips.”
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