Take a Trip on Dragonfly


The Trust's own narrowboat Dragonfly is now running weekend trips in Swindon.

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Studley Grange Update

The Trust’s flagship project at Studley Grange involved the excavation of a new canal section between Chaddington Lane and Studley Grange.

This work was completed in the Autumn of 2016 with towpath planting taking place in the Spring of 2017.

On June 12th 2017 the Trust, with the co-operation of our design engineers will be undertaking a routine twelve month inspection of this section of the canal and this inspection will include a full drain down of the Studley Grange section. Re-watering of the canal is planned within two weeks so that the recent marginal planting will be unaffected.
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Challow Lease

The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust is pleased to announce that earlier in April, a lease was agreed for a long length of canal at Challow, near Wantage.

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Chippenham Folk Festival

WBCT's new wheely boat “The Mary Archard” on the River Avon just below Monkton Park, Chippenham over the late May bank holiday weekend.

Despite the rain on Monday, MCC Branch and other volunteers had a successful event and recruited 20 new members for the Trust.

Save the Date - 2nd & 3rd September

Towpath Festival

A festival of events, at two locations, celebrating our canal, our towpath, our volunteers and our place in our communities! 

Details on our website here.


At The Peterborough Arms

Pictures from Stratton St Margaret Community Art Group were displayed at the Peterborough Arms.

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Video review of 2016

Watch our slideshow Review of 2016 to get a flavour of life around the Canal. 

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