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New for 2015 - CCiP Cotswold Canals Slideshow

A six minute slideshow tour of the Cotswold Canals has been released for 2015 and can be viewed here.
CCiP Slideshow

Dredging near Hope Mills

On Saturday December 6 the Cotswold Canals Trust Dredger was craned into the canal near Hope Mills in Brimscombe.

Dredging this stretch of canal is a two-pass process (at least) which involves moving silt and reeds from one side of the canal to the other before it can then be lifted out onto the off-side bank, This is because the dredger arm is not long enough to reach across the full width of the canal.

(Pictures taken and posted 11/01/2015)

Dredging near Hope Mills, Brimscombe
More pictures on the CCiP facebook page.

Bowbridge Lock Restoration

Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) volunteers visited Bowbridge Lock again over the weekend of January 10/11.

The main effort was concentrated on pumping out the remaining silt sludge from the bottom of the chamber to allow towpath-side scaffolding to be errected.

(Photos taken and posted: 11/01/2015)

Removing silt sludge from Bowbridge Lock
Lorry used to pump silt out of Bowbridge Lock

Thames Head Pumping Station - New Article

A major new article about the long demolished Thames Head Pumping Station has been added to the Cotswold Canals in Pictures website here.
Thames Head Pumping Station
Thames Head Pumping Station on the Thames & Severn Canal


Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Cotswold Canals in Pictures shows the Stroudwater Canal (or 'Navigation') and Thames & Severn Canal through some 800+ photographs.

Click here to view canal route.

Parts of these canals either have been, or are being, restored.

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Towpath Closures

Towpath closures are likely during work to restore the Cotswold Canals. See here for more details (opens new window).