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 12km to Uffington Gorse wood, 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)
Monthly Branch Planning Meetings, open to all, usually are held on the third Tuesday of each month, starting at 7:00 pm at The Prince of Wales pub in Shrivenham High Street.
Weekly Work-parties are held on Wednesday & Saturday mornings, weather permitting, meeting at The Shrivenham Canal Park in Stainswick Lane at 10am. On most Wednesdays, work-parties are also held at Uffington Gorse.
Anyone is welcome to lend a hand, we have lots going on as noted below, so extra hands are always much apprecitaed. Training on the use of our equipment can be arranged.
Or just to drop by the Canal Park for information and a chat!
For more information please contact our Work-party Organiser - firstname.lastname@example.org
If manual activity is not for you, perhaps you could assist our local projects by helping with publicity, fundraising, organising events or donating unwanted DIY tools, gardening equipment & mowers. Visit us at a Branch Meeting or at the Shrivenham Canal Park, as above, or contact us at email@example.com .
Or maybe even donate something from our Amazon wish list of kit that we really need - Wish List on Amazon
Current Activities - February 2024
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 30, for a couple of hours or for a full day.
Contact our Corporate Volunteers Co-ordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for further information and previous volunteer groups
For further details about West Vale Branch please contact our chairman - Ian Mitchell at email@example.com