12 volunteers spent four days kick-starting the Burslem Port ‘Footsteps’ project as part of a WRG ‘Canal Camp’ volunteer working holiday. They installed over 60 meters of footpath edgings and new path materials. The rest of the project will be completed by contractors by the end of November.
The ‘Footsteps’ project, run by the Burslem Port Trust, aims to provide a walkway from the Trent and Mersey Canal along the line of the Burslem Branch Canal. The walk will also include interpretation signs covering the canal’s heritage as well as the potential for the reopening. Longer term it will enable the creation of walking/cycling routes connecting Festival Park with areas of Middleport and Burslem and prepare the area for wider investment alongside the Etruria Valley development.
2022 WRG Canal Camps will be announced in the New Year. These are usually a week-long and no experience is necessary. Sign up to receive the brochure.