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Oakham Canal Green Corridor Project aims to create a linear heritage, environment and leisure facility to the north of Oakham, based around the former Oakham Canal. We aim to work with landowners, tenant farmers and other groups to:

·       Engage the local community in developing and maintaining this important leisure corridor. 

·       Preserve the remains of the Oakham Canal as a heritage asset and provide historical interpretation. 

·       Enhance the environment, improving footpaths and public access while developing habitats and diversity.

​The Green Corridor will start at the Springfield Estate in the south and end close to the Oakham Enterprise Park. Ultimately it may be possible to extend the corridor further north towards Rocks by Rail.


Oakham Canal Green Corridor Project is run by a committed team of volunteers:

Paul Dadford       Project Manager

Stephanie Ross   Communications/ Deputy Project Manager

Paul Cundy          Projects Officer
Neil Broad           Finance/Funding Manager

Martin Ball           Land/Corporate Affairs

Jamie Mulvany    Operations

Gary Berridge     Operations


We are lucky to have some great local partners including Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, Rutland County Council and Oakham School.

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Renowned Environmental consultancy Ecology Resources are kindly helping us with site surveys, wildlife monitoring and strategic advice.



Oakham Canal runs through the site of Oakham School. Pupils are helping us with ideas and inspiration for our marketing and fundraising. They even designed our logo!

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The Melton and Oakham Waterways Association (MOWS) aims to maximise the social, economic, environmental and leisure opportunities from the restoration of the Melton Mowbray Navigation and preservation of the Oakham Canal.

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Rutland County Council supports the project in their role as landowner, planning authority and having responsibility for the rights of way.

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We are working in partnership with Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust to encourage wildlife habitats and align our environmental aims in the local area.



Events giant Trivandi support us through a variety of fundraising events and staff volunteer work parties.

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RNHS are working with us to understand and encourage wildlife habitats, by observing species counts along the canal.

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We are lucky enough to have at least four species of bats along the canal - LRBG have been helping us to identify exactly which species are resident.

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Global digital education provider, Edmentum, support us through staff volunteer work parties.

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The Society’s volunteers have helped us collate information on the milestones that used to line the canal between Oakham and Melton Mowbray.


You can support our work

If you like the changes you are seeing at Oakham Canal, please consider making a safe, secure donation via Paypal to help us continue our work. We've got big plans, but we need the resources to help make them happen!

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