Places and Buildings

Saturday 22 June
9.30am-12.30pm
CCT Bookshop, Brimscombe GL5 2QG

For everyone interested in finding out more about the built landscape features along the canal, from Brimscombe Port to Wallbridge. From locks and winding holes, bridges, buildings and railway lines, Peter ‘Canals’ Best will explain it all. Join Peter at CCT Bookshop at Brimscombe Port at 9.30am, ending Wallbridge Upper Lock Café at 12.30. All welcome, some rough ground. Parking at Brimscombe Port and a return shuttle back from Wallbridge. Please do get in touch if you have any specific requirements that we might need to know about in advance.

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Meet the Volunteers

Saturday 29 June
11.00am – 4.00pm
Queen Elizabeth II Park GL5 3HQ

Come along for a chat about all the great volunteering opportunities coming up along the canal for wildlife, construction and restoration. Meet the volunteers, watch or join in, and find out what’s in it for you. Please do get in touch if you have any specific requirements that we might need to know about in advance.

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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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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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