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Holidays with a difference

ABOVE: Dry stonewalling on the Lancaster Canal.

How to Book! It’s easy to book onto one of our Canal Camps and become a 21st century canal navvy! • book online at • Call Jenny on 01494 783 453 extension 604 • To request a booking form or a Canal Camps 2013 brochure email

laying so there is plenty to keep both experienced WRGies and newcomers entertained. At the end of August (31st August -7th September) we visit a brand new site on the Swansea Canal. Whilst much of the original canal has been in-filled and associated industries have disappeared, the Swansea Canal remains an attractive wildlife corridor with around six miles still in water. In 2013 WRG volunteers will be working at Lower Trebanos Lock clearing vegetation and reinstating coping stones to prevent the lower courses of Blue Pennant Sandstone brickwork from deteriorating further as well as repointing damaged brickwork. This is an excellent heritage based project and will be a great way to learn new skills. We have over 20 week-long canal camps planned for 2013 running throughout the summer, over October half-term and in December – a full list can be found on the WRG website

best described as basic with volunteers sleeping in one large room in a village hall or scout hut. TRANSPORT: If you arrive by train/bus we will pick you up from the nearest station in one of our big red vans. We also provide travel between the accommodation and site.

...and lots of laughter, mud and fun!

Additional Information A NORMAL DAY The normal working day will be from about 9am until about 5pm with regular breaks for tea or soft drinks and a picnic lunch. Timings can vary depending upon local circumstances. Evenings are free, and some social activities (e.g. swimming, visits to local attractions, cinema) will be organised by the leaders for those wishing to participate.


What’s included in your £56... FOOD: Cooked breakfast, lunch on site and a substantial home-cooked evening meal… along with plenty of tea breaks. ACCOMMODATION: WRG accommodation is

WRG welcomes participants completing the residential aspect of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. All volunteering participants in the scheme must attend the camp for the full seven days to be eligible for the award.

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IWA Waterways Magazine Summer 2013  

IWA Waterways Magazine Summer 2013