Uttoxeter Canal January work party
Happy New Year! Only a short message from me this month. I just want to remind everyone that we have a work party tomorrow, 10th January, where we will again be clearing vegetation along the canal towpath in the Alton section. Our December work party made great progress, as this before and after photo below shows.
Those travelling by public transport can meet either at 9:30 in the car park at Denstone Village Hall or 10:00 at Alton. We meet near to Alton Station, on Farley Lane. For those using satnav, put in ST10 4BY. There is parking off-road down a slope parallel to the former railway, opposite the station and we meet by the gate onto the line, which is now a public path. Please do not use the parking area on top of the bridge, as this is used by Landmark Trust guests. If anyone needs more detailed directions please get in touch.
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