The Canal is a fantastic resource, and the restoration will benefit us all. Come along and see:-
Construction Talk, Thursday 4 April, 7.30pm.
Motorways, train lines & the missing mile – hear the engineering challenges from Ken Burgin, CCT CEO & scheme architect. George Room, The Sub Rooms, Stroud. Fully accessible.
Meet the Volunteers, Thursday 25 April, 11am-2pm.
Chat about opportunities along the canal for wildlife, construction and restoration. Meet the volunteers & find out what’s in it for you. Queen Elizabeth II Park, GL5 3HQ
Canal Trail, Saturday 4 + Sunday 5 May, 11am-4pm
Grab a map at Stroud train station to find storytellers, boating, local history, wildlife and fun activities all the way to Stonehouse. Food stalls along the route. For train times check out the www.trainline.com
Visit a Mill, Saturday 11 May + Sunday 12 May
See the waterwheels power textile machinery and historic looms at the Gigg Weaving Shed, GL6 0JF 10am-12pm and at Dunkirk Mill, GL5 5HH 2pm-4pm. For more info see www.stroud-textile.org.uk
Bug Bioblitz, Thursday 30 May, 10am – 1pm
Look for otters, dragonflies, kingfishers & mammals tracks along the banks of the canal & River Frome. Meet at Fromebridge Mill, GL2 7PD. Great for families, unmade path.
Green Spaces Walk, Saturday 1 June, 9.30am-1.30pm
Circular walk along the Long Ground, Canal, Capel’s Mill, to Park Gardens and back. meet local eco experts at Stratford Park. Mostly accessible – quite far!
Nicer on the Water, Saturday 1 June, 11am-4pm
SUP Stroud, Boatmobility, Stroud Canoe Club, and CCT’s trip boat meet for a day floating on the water. Bring a picnic, towel, friends and family. Ryeford. Accessible location & accessible boats.