West Vale Branch
The West Vale Branch section has the Wiltshire / Oxfordshire border as it's western limit (where the canal crossed the River Cole) and extends some 12 km to just east of the village of Uffington. The canal meanders through the Vale of the White Horse skirting the villages of Bourton, Shrivenham, Longcot and Uffington. Being rural, the line is quite apparent for much of this length; except where crossed by the railway (twice), by roads and access tracks and for a section around Uffington.
Extract from the Trust Interactive Map showing the area of the West Vale Branch.
The branch has monthly informal meetings, open to all, on the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 8 pm, at the Prince of Wales pub in Shrivenham High Street.
Weather permitting, we hold regular weekly work-parties on Wednesday & Saturday mornings, meeting at The Park in Stainswick Lane at 10 am. Anyone is welcome to lend a hand or just to drop by for information and a chat!
See our News page for an update on what we have been doing
The Wednesday & Saturday work-parties are being held as usual and follow IWA & Trust rules on minimising the risk.
Many of our members remain uncomfortable to meet indoors, so the monthly Branch Meetings at the Prince of Wales remain suspended.
Issues that previously would have been discussed at Branch Meetings are now resolved prior to the work-party on Wednesdays at The Canal Park.
To visit our lengths of canal & sites open to the public please see our
Local Information Page.
We welcome "Corporate Volunteer Teams".
Many local firms have visited us for a fun day away from the office/workplace volunteering on canal restoration. We have a variety of jobs always on offer depending upon the time of year and the physical abilities and numbers of visitors. Work can be arranged for small groups, two or three, up to about 50, for a couple of hours or for a full day.
Click here for further information and previous volunteer groups
Contact our work-party organiser - firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details about the Branch contact our chairman, Graham Banks at email@example.com