Canal News – Waterways Recovery Group Canal Camps for 2014!


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Waterways Recovery Group

Press Release: 6th December 2013

Waterway Recovery Group launches its Canal Camps for 2014!

Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) runs a programme of unique week-long residential volunteering opportunities, known as ‘Canal Camps’ designed to restore the derelict canals of England and Wales to their former glory. Canal Camps give you the chance to do your bit for the environment whilst having a fun holiday.

We have 25 Canal Camps, 2 Clean-up weekends and a Big Dig already planned for 2014 giving volunteers the chance to get involved in various activities such as rebuilding towpaths on the Driffield Navigation and Pocklington Canal in East Yorkshire, lining a section of the Lancaster Canal at Stainton, to lock clearance work on the Cromford Canal in Derbyshire and bricklaying at Ham Mill Lock on the Cotswold Canals.

The Brochure has been sent to the printers but we thought you’d like to have a sneak peek!! Click here to view an online version of the brochure.

If you’d like to request a hard copy please click here (if you subscribe to Navvies you will automatically be sent a copy with your next edition at the end of December).

To see all our Canal Camp locations for 2014 click here.

Notes for editors:

Volunteering with WRG is a great experience for anyone who loves being outdoors and enjoys meeting people from different backgrounds and of different ages (18+). WRG offer volunteers a fantastic chance to learn new skills such as bricklaying; stone walling; machine operation and restoration techniques! Each week costs £56 which includes food and accommodation.

For more details go to the WRG website or call 01494 783 453 ext 604


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