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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
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Free family walks and activities are being planned along the Rochdale Canal in Mytholmroyd during September and October as part of the South Pennine Ring Canal Festival.
The activities are being funded by Hebden Royd Town Council and run by Oakapple Environmental, who specialise in outdoor learning, natural crafts and forest schools.
Claire Teague, from the Canal & River Trust said: “These family friendly events are aimed at getting people to come to discover the fantastic and wonderful array of bugs, birds or beasties along the canal. Being out alongside the canal, enjoying some exercise is a great way to spend some quality time with family and friends and, best of all, it’s all right on your doorstep.”
Laura Vayro of Oakapple said: “There is a wide variety of wildlife - birds, mammals, trees and plants - all along the canal and taking part in these nature walks will encourage people to take a closer look at what is out there on their doorstep through collecting, craft and spotting activities.”
Booking is required for the free canal walks and activities. Please contact Laura from Oakapple Environmental on 07894 572171 to book any of the following activities:
South Pennine Ring Canal Festival runs from Easter to October each year, with a wide range of events for all, including walks, talks, lantern parades, canoe and angling taster sessions, bike rides, nature discovery sessions, boat rides, heritage & arts activities and much more.
Our aim is to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy and learn about their local canal.
Lock gates replaced on Berkhamsted Canal
20 February 2018
Pocklington Canal needs you
19 February 2018
North Wales and Borders canals are popular hot spots with boaters
16 February 2018
Plans submitted to transform Finsley Gate into leisure destination and community space
15 February 2018
New season of half term family fun at Standedge Visitor Centre
Pocklington Canal Amenity Society adopts section of Pocklington Canal
14 February 2018
Paddleboarding yoga group helps tackle litter on Nottingham's waterways
See the Nottingham Beeston Canal in a new light this February
12 February 2018