We are currently looking for volunteers who are happy to come and get stuck in helping lay a new path on the towpath near the Enterprise Park on Ashwell Road. Scroll down for more information. 

If you'd like to be updated with announcements on new volunteer opportunities and work parties as they happen, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page to join our mailing list.

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We are currently looking for volunteer Rangers to help us monitor and care for the canal environment. The work will involve:​

•  Litter picking ​

•  Identifying and reporting maintenance issues.

•  Providing information about the project to the public.

•  Minor trimming of vegetation to keep the footpaths clear.

Being a Ranger is a great way to stay fit and enjoy the countryside. There are no fixed hours - do what you can when you can. We will give you plenty of support and provide all the equipment and training you need. If you are interested in becoming a Ranger, please email us.


As of January 2022, we are holding regular work parties on the section of the canal between Ashwell Road and Burley Road to lay a new path. We've made great progress throughout the winter months, and we hope to finish by the end of March 2022.

There are two types of regular work parties - one helping barrow stone chippings and lay the new path, and one trimming, tidying and creating new wildlife habitats around the canal environment. 

We're amassing quite a band of regular helpers - please do consider coming to join us. All you need is a willingness to get stuck in! Below is a link to our latest dates on Facebook, or you can contact us below for more information.



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