Volunteer work party
Our regular work parties carry out vegetation management and other tasks on the Uttoxeter Canal.
This month we are going to look at a new area - the section of towpath between Crumpwood and Alton. For this, our meeting point will change. Instead of Denstone, we will meet near to Alton Station, on Farley Lane, very close to Alton Towers. For those using satnav, put in ST10 4BY. The work site is a short walk from this spot. There is parking off-road down a slope parallel to the railway, opposite the station. please do not block the parking at the station, which is used by Landmark Trust guests. I will keep an eye out for people arriving between 9:45 and 10am. If anyone needs more detailed directions please get in touch.
The task will be to clear the towpath of low-lying vegetation, but also to some extent to explore it as we have never looked closely at this area before. The nesting season is now beginning so we will need to be particularly careful about where we are working, but it should be an interesting day.
All tools and equipment will be provided. Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes, stout shoes and to bring waterproofs in case of rain and a packed lunch if staying all day.
This work party is jointly led by the Inland Waterways Association North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust.
Contact: Steve Wood
Tel: 07976 805858
Please let us know if you are planning to attend. You can also use the contact form to confirm your attendance or if you have any questions.