Canal News 2013 – Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

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Canal News 2013

Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

from footbridgeThe Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation

Taken from the footbridge, looking south east towards Ulting.  © Copyright Trevor Harris and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

 Date: 16th-23rd February

 Location: Maldon, Essex

Leaders: Chris Byrne (leader)

Cost: £56 | Accommodation: Danbury Outdoor Centre | activites: towpath repairs, vegetation clearance


The Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation runs through a largely unspoilt part of rural Essex and connects Chelmsford with the tidal estuary of the River Blackwater at Heybridge Basin. In 2005 our sister organisation, Essex Waterways, took over the management of the navigation. To help maintain this beautiful waterway WRG is running more camps this year.

What’s going on in 2013 …

So why not join the Essex Waterways team as they have an array of tasks waiting for you! Get stuck into various improvement works including towpath maintenance, vegetation control and tree management along the Navigation.

Being maintenance work, camps on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation are different from our normal restoration projects but if you fancy helping us keep this active and vibrant waterway alive then this is the camp for you!

LockRushey Lock

Rushey Lock is on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation. The TL8 Northing passes through the lock behind the gates. The G.R is for the apex of the gates in the picture.   © Copyright Glyn Baker and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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