Volunteering Drop-In

First Sunday of the month
9.30am – 3.30pm
Bond’s Mill Gatehouse GL10 3RF

Why not join the canal volunteers for a volunteer drop-in session or two. Stay for as long as you like and help the team restore the canal. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. Free cake provided!

Informal sessions with a focus on vegetation management and towpath repairs. Sturdy boots and steel toe caps recommended! Contact ian.moody@stroud.gov.uk for more information.

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Wool and Water Festival

Saturday 31st August – Monday 30th September
Event listings: www.woolandwater.org
Various locations

The Wool and Water Festival is a collaboration between the Stroudwater Textile Trust in celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Cotswold Canals Trust and the Museum in the Park.

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Landscapes of Wool & Water

Tuesday 10th September 7.15pm
Fromebridge Mill
Gloucester GL2 7PB

An illustrated talk by Val Kirby.The movement of water has shaped the landscapes of the Stroud Valleys throughout geological time.  The production of wool is more recent but still has a history many centuries long.

Wool and water came together in the industrial revolution with the building of many water mills.  Then from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries the Cotswold Canals brought supplies and materials into the valleys and took finished goods away.

Val Kirby is passionate about the dynamic connections between water, land and the way people use them.  A retired landscape architect, with many years experience in analysing, planning for and teaching about landscapes, Val will talk about the Cotswold landscape from its origins in the Jurassic geological period, many millions of years ago, to the present day.

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To Vineyards & Beyond

Friday 13th September 6pm
Stonehouse Walking Festival Launch
Meeting at Stonehouse High Street Car Park GL10 2NG Book your place on 07907815343

Discover canal heritage, destination experiences and a sampling of Woodchester Valley Wine!

The Stonehouse Walking Festival launch walk takes you towards the railway station, down to the canal and Cotswold Way, with a chance to taste the ‘Woodchester Valley Wines’. Returning along the canal to Bridgend and into Stonehouse via Regent Street.

1 hour circular walk starting at Stonehouse High Street Car Park. Distance 2 miles, graded easy.
Please book your place by phoning the Walks team on 07907815343.

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Raft Race

Sunday 15 September
Wallbridge Lock Stroud 10am- 2pm

The exciting Stroud Charity Raft Race Returns for 2019 raising money for The Door and The Cotswold Canal Trust.

Pop the date in your diary and keep your eyes on the link below for more details soon!

More about the Raft Race here

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