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Uttoxeter milepost installed

15 April 2019 - 11:29pm

Our project to reinstate all the mileposts on the Uttoxeter Canal reached a significant point yesterday with the installation of Milepost 30 at The Wharf in Uttoxeter.

Uttoxeter Canal March work party

11 March 2019 - 7:55am

Dear all

We have a work party coming up later this week on Thursday 14th March on the Uttoxeter Canal at Crumpwood. We will continuing the work we started last month, cutting back vegetation regrowth on the offside of the canal at Bridge 70. The photo below shows the area that we are working in. As you can see the weather was very kind to us and whilst I can't promise sunshine this time, I can guarantee a fabulous setting!

Uttoxeter Canal February work party

13 February 2019 - 10:39pm

Dear all

For those planning to attend our work party tomorrow, please note that in a change to the information that was given out previously, we will be working in the Crunmpwood area rather than at Alton. The task will be to tidy and cut back vegetation along the line of the canal from Crumpwood Weir in the direction of Carrington's lock and Bridge 70. We have not worked in this area for a few months so it is a good opportunity to get our most important site looking good again.

Uttoxeter Canal January work party

9 January 2019 - 9:10am

Dear all

Happy New Year! Only a short message from me this month. I just want to remind everyone that we have a work party tomorrow, 10th January, where we will again be clearing vegetation along the canal towpath in the Alton section.

Uttoxeter Canal update - December 2018

10 December 2018 - 10:54pm

Dear all

I am writing this the day after another hugely successful weekend in the company of our friends from the Waterway Recovery Group. Over the past couple of days a team from WRG North West completed the clearance of fallen trees and larger vegetation along the remaining section of towpath adjacent to Alton Towers.

Uttoxeter Canal work party update - November 2018

6 November 2018 - 11:01am

Dear all

It's been a little while since my last newsletter, but that doesn't mean we have been inactive; indeed far from it. Over the summer months our volunteers have been working between Crumpwood Weir and Bridge 70, keeping this important site tidy and visible for visitors. The posts at Carrington's Lock have been finished and painted, so this area is looking much tidier, as well as being safer for South Staffs Water staff driving down the track to the water works.

Uttoxeter Canal - July work party

10 July 2018 - 8:09am

Only a very short note from me this month, to remind you that this month's work party is in a couple of days time. In a change from recent months, we are moving back to Crumpwood where we will be pulling Himalayan Balsam as well as cutting back vegetation regrowth at Bridge 70, Carrington's Lock and Crumpwood Weir. It would be great to have a really good turnout for this event, so please share the word to anyone you think might be interested.

Canal Charity brings volunteering event to the Uttoxeter Canal

27 June 2018 - 12:23am

Waterway Recovery Group, part of the national waterway charity The Inland Waterways Association, has kicked off its second year of family orientated volunteering weekends with an event on the Uttoxeter Canal.  Hosted by the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust, the weekend event took place on 9th & 10th June around the Crumpwood area of the canal, near Denstone. 

Canal Charity brings volunteering event to the Uttoxeter Canal

27 June 2018 - 12:23am

Waterway Recovery Group, part of the national waterway charity The Inland Waterways Association, has kicked off its second year of family orientated volunteering weekends with an event on the Uttoxeter Canal.  Hosted by the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust, the weekend event took place on 9th & 10th June around the Crumpwood area of the canal, near Denstone. 

Uttoxeter Canal - June update

11 June 2018 - 10:45pm

Since our last newsletter our volunteers have been very busy. As well as the regular work party last month, we have recently run a work party for a group of young people on a Prince's Trust training scheme and last weekend - for the second time - we hosted a Waterway Recovery Group Family Camp at Crumpwood. This activity aims to involve children in a range of outdoor activities which they will find interesting and enjoyable, whilst delivering practical works to assist our project, and of course with a view to them becoming more involved in volunteering on the waterways as they get older.

May work party

9 May 2018 - 10:26pm

Dear all

Apologies for the last minute message. I've had a few problems which mean that I've not been able to send a message before now, but this email is to confirm that there is a work party tomorrow, 10th May between 10am and 3pm.

As last month we will be meeting at Alton, meeting on Farley Lane near to Alton station from 9:45am. For those using satnav, put in ST10 4BY. The work site is a short walk from this spot. There is parking off-road down a slope parallel to the former railway line, opposite the station.

Uttoxeter Canal - April update

10 April 2018 - 9:39am

Dear all

Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall

24 March 2018 - 5:27pm

The Transport Trust aims to shine a modern spotlight on Britain’s rich and globally-important legacy in the development of transport and engineering. A ceremony on 20th March, conducted by Richard Parry, Chief Executive of the Canal and River Trust; and Stuart Wilkinson, Chairman of the Transport Trust, assisted by Gerald Leach of the Railway and Canal Historical Society, marked the significance of this site with the unveiling of a 'Red Wheel' plaque.

Heritage transport plaque awarded to Froghall

24 March 2018 - 5:27pm

The Transport Trust aims to shine a modern spotlight on Britain’s rich and globally-important legacy in the development of transport and engineering. A ceremony on 20th March, conducted by Richard Parry, Chief Executive of the Canal and River Trust; and Stuart Wilkinson, Chairman of the Transport Trust, assisted by Gerald Leach of the Railway and Canal Historical Society, marked the significance of this site with the unveiling of a 'Red Wheel' plaque.

"Restoring the Uttoxeter Canal" - illustrated talk

24 April 2017 - 9:54pm

CUCT invites you to a FREE illustrated talk about "Restoring the Uttoxeter Canal" at the magnificent JCB Lakeside Club, Rocester. Come along and discover more about the historic Uttoxeter Canal and its route through the beautiful Churnet Valley from Froghall to Denstone, and onward to the market town of Uttoxeter.

Join us for an entertaining evening, gain an insight into the work of the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust and enjoy some time along the Uttoxeter Canal – the hidden gem of Britain’s inland waterway network. Explore the feasibility of restoring to navigation a waterway route to Uttoxeter. Find out how you too could help bring the Uttoxeter Canal back to life.

"Restoring the Uttoxeter Canal" - illustrated talk

24 April 2017 - 9:54pm

CUCT invites you to a FREE illustrated talk about "Restoring the Uttoxeter Canal" at the magnificent JCB Lakeside Club, Rocester. Come along and discover more about the historic Uttoxeter Canal and its route through the beautiful Churnet Valley from Froghall to Denstone, and onward to the market town of Uttoxeter.

Join us for an entertaining evening, gain an insight into the work of the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust and enjoy some time along the Uttoxeter Canal – the hidden gem of Britain’s inland waterway network. Explore the feasibility of restoring to navigation a waterway route to Uttoxeter. Find out how you too could help bring the Uttoxeter Canal back to life.

"Restoring the Uttoxeter Canal" - illustrated talk

24 April 2017 - 9:54pm

CUCT invites you to a FREE illustrated talk about "Restoring the Uttoxeter Canal" at the magnificent JCB Lakeside Club, Rocester. Come along and discover more about the historic Uttoxeter Canal and its route through the beautiful Churnet Valley from Froghall to Denstone, and onward to the market town of Uttoxeter.

Join us for an entertaining evening, gain an insight into the work of the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust and enjoy some time along the Uttoxeter Canal – the hidden gem of Britain’s inland waterway network. Explore the feasibility of restoring to navigation a waterway route to Uttoxeter. Find out how you too could help bring the Uttoxeter Canal back to life.

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Froghall Canals Fun Day

7 July 2016 - 1:00am

Celebrate the waterways of the Churnet Valley! Enjoy a walk along the Caldon Canal, take a boat trip through Froghall tunnel, discover more about the project to restore the Uttoxeter Canal and go WOW – Wild Over Waterways - with FREE Children’s Activities!

Find out more here

Froghall Canals Fun Day

7 July 2016 - 1:00am

Celebrate the waterways of the Churnet Valley! Enjoy a walk along the Caldon Canal, take a boat trip through Froghall tunnel, discover more about the project to restore the Uttoxeter Canal and go WOW – Wild Over Waterways - with FREE Children’s Activities!

Find out more here

Froghall Canals Fun Day

7 July 2016 - 1:00am

Celebrate the waterways of the Churnet Valley! Enjoy a walk along the Caldon Canal, take a boat trip through Froghall tunnel, discover more about the project to restore the Uttoxeter Canal and go WOW – Wild Over Waterways - with FREE Children’s Activities!

Find out more here

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