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.

West Vale Map a

(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 third Tuesday of each month, starting at 7:30 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 Shrivenham Canal Park in Stainswick Lane at 10 am. Anyone is welcome to lend a hand, or just to drop by for information and a chat!
For more information please contact our Work-party Organiser - kenn.tagg@wbct.org.uk

See our News Page for an update on what we have been doing recently.

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.

Contact our Corporate Volunteers Co-ordinator - alan.norris@wbct.org.uk

Click here for further information and previous volunteer groups

For further details about West Vale Branch please contact our chairman - Ian Mitchell at ian.mitchell@wbct.or.uk