Royal Wootton Bassett

 Contact information

The branch work party gets together every Wednesday, working on maintenance either at the Templars Firs end or around Chaddington lock. Contact the work party organiser John Bower at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01793 581257. Work is also starting on the project to extend the canal through the Ex Council Depot. 

 The branch story

We have a lovely length of restored canal just to the south of Royal Wootton Bassett, accessed from Station Road. The easterly end was one of the first lengths to be restored with the co-operation of Wootton Bassett Town Council. The restoration of Chaddington Lock, near Chaddington Lane (aka Bincknoll Lane)  was followed by building the spillweir and digging out the canal above and below the lock. 

Over the last two years a project to take the canal back along the east side of Studley Grange landfill site has been proceding and is nearly complete.

 September 2017 Nonsuch returns to Royal Wootton Bassett

On the weekend of September 16th and 17th 2017 the trailboat Nonsuch will be running up and down the canal at Templars Firs to investigate the depth of the canal, with a view to bringing it to the length more often to help weed control. 
The Wednesday work party has been clearing weed and mowing a space for the gazebo, and it is looking rather good.

evening at templars firs slipway 2017 09 06 mooring for nonsuch 2017 09 06 winding hole







Link to Studley Grange page under development


Link to Studley Grange - the whole story page under development

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