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Learn about the Uttoxeter Canal with this self-guided walk. Members from the IWA’s North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust will be waiting at key points along the canal to talk about some of the history and features of the canal and to explain work that has recently taken place on the Canal, from a safe distance.

Between 2012 and 2016, supported by our partners in the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership and the National Lottery, our volunteers have restored the last standing bridge on the canal, as well as relaying the adjacent section of towpath and reinstating the missing mileposts along the full 13 miles of the canal.

Since these initial projects, we have expanded our vision, opening out more than half a mile of canal and towpath as well as uncovering a buried lock and other structures. Trust volunteers will be on hand to explain our ideas for the next stage of this ambitious project.

No booking required.

COVID-19 Considerations: This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Branch
IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch
Event Dates

Saturday 18th September 2021

Location

Crumpwood, Denstone

Access for all

Uttoxeter Canal Open Heritage

Learn about the Uttoxeter Canal with this self-guided walk. Members from the IWA’s North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust will be waiting at key points along the canal to talk about some of the history and features of the canal and to explain work that has recently taken place on the Canal, from a safe distance.

Between 2012 and 2016, supported by our partners in the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership and the National Lottery, our volunteers have restored the last standing bridge on the canal, as well as relaying the adjacent section of towpath and reinstating the missing mileposts along the full 13 miles of the canal.

Since these initial projects, we have expanded our vision, opening out more than half a mile of canal and towpath as well as uncovering a buried lock and other structures. Trust volunteers will be on hand to explain our ideas for the next stage of this ambitious project.

No booking required.

COVID-19 Considerations: This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Details

Time

10am - 4pm

Directions

Walk along the former railway line from either Alton or Denstone until reaching milepost 23, roughly half way between the two villages. Follow the re-laid towpath from here to the bridge, lock weir and pumping station.

Signposts will be in place and volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors.

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