Volunteer work party
Our regular work parties carry out vegetation management and other tasks on the Uttoxeter Canal.
This month we will again be meeting at Alton, meeting on Farley Lane near to Alton station from 9:45am. 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 former railway line, opposite the station. Those arriving at Denstone by public transport can meet at the Village Hall at 9:30 as usual where a lift to Alton will be provided.
The task will be to continue clearing the towpath of low-lying vegetation in the Crumpwood direction, as part of our plan to reopen this section of towpath for walkers. In addition we will be continuing excavations at the recently uncovered spill weir. See our November newsletter for more information about this project.
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.