Clearing the way along the Bradley Canal


WITH the relaxation of Covid restrictions the Bradley Canal Restoration Society has been able to start work clearing the overgrown towpath vegetation and boughs overhanging and obstructing the navigation.
So far there have been four work parties and before the start of the nesting season, it is hoped to reach the foot of unfilled Lock No 9.

BCRS volunteers removing one of the trees
BCRS volunteers removing one of the trees

The work parties were well attended and a considerable amount of overgrowth has been cleared from both sides of the ‘in water’ canal from Moorcroft Junction for several hundred yards. Litter has been picked and logs cut to length and left for those with log burners to help themselves.

By spring BCRS hopes to have been given the green light to clear the bottom lock of silt and rubbish. This lock has previously been restored with a HLF Grant and appears intact, requiring only the reinstatement of gates and paddle gear.

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Work parties continue fortnightly on Saturdays and further details are available on the BCRS website at and Bradley Canal Restoration Society Facebook page.

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