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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
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Thanks to a development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we're able to conduct an extensive consultation to develop ideas for community involvement based around the restoration of the Montgomery Canal.
The community activities are part of ambitious plans to restore the 200 year old Montgomery Canal. Planned improvements include the reopening of 2km of canal, reinstatement of a winding hole at Crickheath and towpath improvements between Welshpool and Llanymynech.
The project also aims to complete the enlargement of Aston Locks nature reserve, extending the conservation of important aquatic plants, restoring historic bridges and carrying out further studies to secure the full funding needed for the project.
We will work with 14 partner organisations. which make up the Montgomery Canal Partnership. The Partnership aims to fully restore the canal as a haven for people and nature and bring canal boats back for the first time in 80 years.
The consultation process is crucial to help us develop an activity plan for community activities along the Montgomery Canal corridor over the next four years.
Activities proposed include free to attend nature and wildlife walks and talks, school outreach projects, arts and musical festivals and performances, volunteering activities along the canal, community archaeology and many more ideas.
The consultation period will last until the end of March, and Montgomery Canal community development officer, Sylvia Edwards, is inviting everyone who is interested in waterways, heritage, wildlife and outdoor activities in general to fill in a five-minute online survey. Please ask members of your family and friends to complete the survey too.
Thank you for helping us make the Montgomery Canal a wonderful place for both people and wildlife.
Boost for rare aquatic plants on Montgomery Canal
21 February 2018
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