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WRG North West

WRG NW volunteers are based all over the country. We organise working weekends, or “digs”, usually around the north of England. We also attend canal festivals to raise funds to support our work.

Join us on a dig

Please let us know if you’re planning to come along to one of our digs, so that meals and accommodation can be organised in advance.

Transport to weekend digs can usually be arranged from Manchester, leaving on a Friday evening (often about 7:30 pm from Failsworth or City Centre). WRG transport is FREE.

The cost of food is usually £10 for a full weekend (2 Breakfast, 2 Lunches and 1 Evening Meal) or £2 for a single meal. Accommodation is FREE, but usually quite basic.

WRG North West News

Get in touch

Get in touch about coming along to one of our events.

Email or fill in the form.

We will get back to you as soon as we can. More contact details can be found below.

More about us

Ad Hoc Meetings

We also hold ad-hoc (committee type) meetings approximately every two months to discuss the working parties and sales stands. 

Book collections

We will be very glad of any books (not magazines) that you no longer need. Any subject, any age, any condition. We are fundraising by selling the 100s of books we still have at rallies and events. Collection can be arranged for reasonable quantities.  Contact us to discuss further.

Other WRG Regional Groups

Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.

New waterways add value

The advantages of the proposed waterways far exceed leisure boating alone. They incorporate a nature reserve, footpaths and cycle ways, the potential to improve flora and fauna and will contribute to the health and wellbeing of locals and visitors.

Waterway underfunding

Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.