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News article created on 6 October 2016

Discover the wonders of the waterways of Cheshire, Shropshire and North Wales

We are hosting an exciting free event on Friday 21 October at Chester Racecourse between 9.30am and 3.30pm, celebrating the waterways of Cheshire, Shropshire, North and Mid Wales and Staffordshire.

Boats moored along grassy towpath of canal Montgomery Canal

More than 40 exhibition stands will illustrate the activities and locations that people can enjoy along the region’s canals and rivers – from crafts to sports and leisure activities.  

A programme of short talks will be running alongside the exhibition. In the morning there will be more information highlighting how the waterways are managed and used and how to get involved. In the afternoon talks will cover attractions and activities for those people who have yet to discover the enjoyment that the canals and rivers can provide on their doorstep.

In addition, visitors can see fantastic images that have been submitted by photographers from across the North West and North Wales in response to a new photography competition set up by the Trust to capture the diversity of life on the region’s waterways. The competition winners will be announced at the event.

Wendy Capelle, waterway manager at the Trust said: "We think people will find the event lively and interesting. It is free and informal so people can drop in during the day and find out about a whole new range of things to do locally on their canal."

Visit North Wales & Borders Partnership for more information