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Dredging near Hope Mills

Volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust continue the significant task of removng some 15,000 cubic metres of silt from the Thames & Severn Canal between Ham MIll Lock, Thrupp and the canal infilling at Hope Mills, Brimscombe. This is a total distance of about 600m.

The silt from the dredging is being deposited on the far bank, and so will not need transporting away from site.

The dredging of this section of canal, along with other volunteer-led projects including the restoration of Bowbridge and Ham Mill Locks, needs to be completed before the end of 2015 to support the Phase 1B Lottery Bid.

(Pictures taken and posted 01/03/2015)

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

Bowbridge Lock Restoration

Volunteers from the Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) were once again working at Bowbridge Lock during the first weekend in March.

Both sides of the lock chamber are now scaffolded. On the towpath side decayed brickwork is being removed, whilst on the opposite side, where this work has already been completed, new brickwork is going in.

(Photos taken and posted: 01/03/2015)

Pictures from other WRG visits to Bowbridge Lock can be found on the CCiP facebook page.

CCiP Cotswold Canals Slideshow

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


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).