Bug Bioblitz

Saturday 30 May
10am-1pm
Fromebridge Mill

A wildlife discovery day along the canal and River Frome. Find out what lives in the water and along the banks and take part in activities including a nature walk, dragonfly hunt, canal dipping and moth ID session. Join Anna Tarbet and local experts at Fromebridge Mill where you  can park for free. Great for families, all welcome.

Please do get in touch if there is anything you’d like to ask or of you have any specific requirements that we might need to know about in advance. There is an unmade path and the ground is fairly flat but uneven. Dress for the weather – sunscreen or wellies! Meet at 9:45am.

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Green Spaces Walk

Saturday 1 June
9.30am-1.30pm
Stratford Park, Stroud

Circular walk along the Long Ground, canal and Capel’s Mill to Park Gardens and back. Meet local eco experts along the way. Mostly accessible, but quite a long walk.

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Nicer on the water

Saturday 1 June
11am-4pm
Ryeford

Take your pick for a taste of floating on the water – SUP Stroud, Stroud Valley Canoe Club, Boatmobility and Cotswold Canal Trust day trip boat all converge at Ryeford for the day for everyone to have a go. Live music all day. Bring a picnic, a towel, friends and family. Walk west along the canal from Stroud and east from Stonehouse. Accessible location and boating. Please do get in touch if there is anything you’d like to ask or if you have any specific requirements that we might need to know about in advance. For accessible boating, have a look at Boatmobility: http://www.cotswoldboatmobility.org.uk/.

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Photography Walk

Wednesday 5 and 12 June
1.10-1.50pm
CCT Visitor Centre, Wallbridge GL5 3JS

Need to make more of your work lunch break? Steve will show you the great spots to slow down on the canal, where you might see otters, kingfishers, herons and dragonflies. He’ll give you some pointers about how to take a great photo in nature. Meet at Wallbridge lawn adjacent to the Canals Trust Visitor Center at 1.10pm, return by 1.50. Bring along a sandwich and a drink. All welcome to this accessible, gentle 40 minute walk.

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Museum In The Park

Sunday 9 June
11am-4.30pm
Museum In The Park, Stroud GL5 4AF

Join the canals team for a great day for families at our favourite museum. You can meet Jim the Navvy to find out how the canal was built and why he ties up his trouser legs, hear canal stories and share yours, make a map with us, find out more about the great textile mills, then have a go at dyeing wool. Loads to see, touch and hear. All welcome, fully accessible and free!

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