Wendover Arm family camp

Waterways Recovery Group Family Camp will take place on the Wendover Arm, Friday, October 25 to  Sunday 27.

The idea of the family camps is to encourage the youngsters to enjoy the outdoor life and get satisfaction by learning new skills through conserving our heritage waterways.

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The Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal provides a scenic and tranquil route from Bulbourne to Wendover – built as a feeder to provide much needed water to the Tring summit on the Grand Union.

The canal was used for the carriage of coal, timber, straw and manure until 1904 when the canal ceased navigation due to leakage. It is currently being restored by the Wendover Arm Trust volunteers.

Through the weekend, families will discover what it is like to manage a treasured stretch of waterway for the local community and wildlife. Activities will include scrub clearance, planting of bulbs and making bird boxes. All these will enhance the proposed woodland walk alongside the canal at bridge 4.

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Evening games and activities will be planned suitable for the whole family.

The Family Camp will be led by the team from the Inland Waterways Association Head Office which is based in Chesham. The camp is open to any child aged six to 14 accompanied by an adult. Weekend accommodation will be in a residential block at Green Park. Food through Saturday and including Sunday lunchtime will be provided.

Cost £15 per person.

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For further information contact: www.waterways.org.uk/wrg family volunteering; www.wendoverarmtrust.co.uk events team; or call IWA Alex Melson 01494 783453 ext 611, 07983 824438; or email alex.melson@waterways.org.uk or Jenny Brice WAT Events Team 07841 168043.

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