Towpath Trail Project Volunteer


Reference: OPP0007581

Activities: Environment, Heritage, Outdoors, Plastic & Litter Clearance, Practical

Starts: 5 November 2019 to 31 December 2020

Closing Date: 1 November 2020

Northern Reaches, Lancaster Canal, LA8 0LG

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The Towpath Trail Project is improving access to the canal and its heritage between Crooklands and Sedgwick, on the Northern Reaches of the Lancaster Canal. This unique and picturesque part of the canal contains watered and drained sections, and a number of important pieces of infrastructure including Stainton Aqueduct, Hincaster Tunnel, and Sedgwick Aqueduct.

We are looking for volunteers to help regenerate this section of the Lancaster Canal, to benefit visitors and local residents alike. Activities include:

- Vegetation removal
- Maintenance of the towpath, signage and access points
- Litter picking
- Working with other volunteer groups and the wider community (including canal restoration groups, parish councils, contractors) on shared projects or one-off work days
- Supporting delivery of events e.g. guided walks

This project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and is delivered by Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership and Canal & River Trust.


This is a fantastic opportunity to meet people with similar interests, work on an interesting and heritage-rich part of the canal network, gain experience with outdoor practical work/tools, and get involved with a project that will help preserve the canal for future generations.

We usually meet on weekdays, twice a month (days and locations vary, depending on what jobs we have to do).

Skills required

No experience necessary. All abilities welcome.

Desirable - experience with outdoor practical work, hand tools, working with the public/community stakeholders.

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