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About Waterway Recovery Group

Waterway Recovery Group volunteers support waterway restoration projects across England and Wales through week-long residential holidays known as Canal Camps. Our Regional Groups also run weekend visits to restoration projects (and sometimes navigable waterways). Put simply, we dig canals!

Volunteer and be a part of the team.

We dig canals

Bringing waterways back to life

Volunteers have the opportunity to learn new skills whilst getting involved in worthwhile projects such as building new bridges, restoring lock chambers, bank protection and  vegetation clearance.  Our ‘canal camp’ working holidays attract a wide range of people: from young volunteers taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme; to waterway enthusiasts who want to help restore and preserve the waterway network; to people who have skills such as engineering or brick-laying and want to do something worthwhile and satisfying with their leisure time.

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