Work parties

Volunteer work party Thursday, 12 April, 2018 - 10:00 Uttoxeter Canal near to Alton Station

Our regular work parties carry out vegetation management and other tasks on the Uttoxeter Canal.

This month we are going to look at a new area - the section of towpath between Crumpwood and Alton. For this, our meeting point will change. Instead of Denstone, we will meet near to Alton Station, on Farley Lane, very close to Alton Towers. 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 railway, opposite the station. please do not block the parking at the station, which is used by Landmark Trust guests. I will keep an eye out for people arriving between 9:45 and 10am. If anyone needs more detailed directions please get in touch.

The task will be to clear the towpath of low-lying vegetation, but also to some extent to explore it as we have never looked closely at this area before. The nesting season is now beginning so we will need to be particularly careful about where we are working, but it should be an interesting day.

Volunteer work party Thursday, 10 May, 2018 - 10:00 Bridge 70, Crumpwood (Uttoxeter Canal)

Our regular work parties carry out vegetation management and other tasks around Bridge 70 on the Uttoxeter Canal.

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.

Volunteer work party Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 10:00 Near to Alton (Uttoxeter Canal)

Our regular work parties carry out vegetation management and other tasks on the Uttoxeter Canal. 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.

Volunteer work party Thursday, 12 July, 2018 - 10:00 Bridge 70, Crumpwood (Uttoxeter Canal)

Our regular work parties carry out vegetation management and other tasks on the Uttoxeter Canal. We will be pulling Himalayan Balsam as well as cutting back vegetation regrowth at Bridge 70, Carrington's Lock and Crumpwood Weir

Volunteer work party Tuesday, 14 August, 2018 - 10:00 Bridge 70, Crumpwood (Uttoxeter Canal)

Our regular work parties carry out vegetation management and other tasks on the Uttoxeter Canal. We will be cutting back vegetation regrowth at Bridge 70, Carrington's Lock and Crumpwood Weir.