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Wey and Arun Canal Camp 2024 - Week 2
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Volunteers working on the Wey &Arun canal restoration

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust aims to reopen the entire through route from the River Wey  Navigation, from just upstream of Guildford to the River Arun and the South Coast. Several significant lengths have been completed, including the Loxwood Link length of around three miles and five locks plus shorter sections from Malham to Newbridge, on the summit at Dunsfold, and elsewhere. Both of the projects supported by 2024 Canal Camps will be helping to close the gaps between these existing restored sections.

Following completion of the two new lift bridges and restored canal at Birtley, the Trust is keen to extend this section southwards. The new lock and bridge (replacing missing structures) represent a major step in this direction.

The work on this Camp, and the previous week, will start a project to build a brand new traditional style brick arch bridleway bridge (and later a new lock), including creating formwork, reinforcing, pouring concrete, bricklaying and machinery work.

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Event Dates

6th to 13th July

Location

Dunsfold, Surrey

Restoration

Wey and Arun Canal Camp 2024 – week 2 (Rooks Hill Bridge)

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust aims to reopen the entire through route from the River Wey  Navigation, from just upstream of Guildford to the River Arun and the South Coast. Several significant lengths have been completed, including the Loxwood Link length of around three miles and five locks plus shorter sections from Malham to Newbridge, on the summit at Dunsfold, and elsewhere. Both of the projects supported by 2024 Canal Camps will be helping to close the gaps between these existing restored sections.

Following completion of the two new lift bridges and restored canal at Birtley, the Trust is keen to extend this section southwards. The new lock and bridge (replacing missing structures) represent a major step in this direction.

The work on this Camp, and the previous week, will start a project to build a brand new traditional style brick arch bridleway bridge (and later a new lock), including creating formwork, reinforcing, pouring concrete, bricklaying and machinery work.

Details

Activity

Formwork, reinforcement, concreting, brickwork, and maybe plant work.

Accommodation

Local village hall

Cost

£80

About The Camp

Where is it? 

Near Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey – close to the West Sussex border

 

 

 

 

Contacts

If you want to find out more about any of our Canal Camp working holidays, please get in touch.
Phone 01494 783453 extn 607

Email [email protected]

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Location

Dunsfold, Surrey

Dunsfold, Godalming, UK

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