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A successful Open Evening with two presentations on restoration of canals followed by the branch AGM was held on Saturday 8th February. New principal officers of the branch were elected. See Full report
Regular meetings of the branch will resume in the David Howell room at Broome Manor Golf Club (except May meeting) on the first Tuesday of each month. - see calendar for details
Help Needed at Mouldon Hill
The next major project in the Swindon Area will be completion of the restoration of the canal by Mouldon Hill Country Park. Over a two year period we will clean out the canal, repair the leaks and restore the lock to working condition. We will be doing the work with volunteers and particularly need more people to help with the environmental improvement tasks.
The photos were submitted for a competition at the launch East Wichel Community Centre. The launch/competition was sponsored by Taylor Wimpey and their Wichelstowe development in the local area.
The winning photo(top) was taken by Richard Long and the second photo attached taken by Andrew Cox.
25 November 2013
The Swindon Branch has restored two sections of the canal which are maintained by the Trust.
There are proposals to bring the canal into the centre of Swindon as part of the Borough's regeneration plans
Click on the button to see the proposals
If you would like to explore the canal around Moredon and Mouldon Hill the trust has prepared a walk that you can follow. Full details of the walk and links to download and print can be found at Swindon Walk
The Trust has recently found a new leaflet on Mouldon Hill Country Park We are grateful to its author, Greg Browne, for allowing us access to this guide.
Coate Water country park situated close to Junction 15 of the M4 was originally constructed to provide a feed to the Wilts and Berks Canal. Since that time, it has been used for a variety of purposes providing a great resource for the people of the town and surrounding areas.