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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.

Challow - Silver Lane looking eastAfter much effort by both East Vale Branch and our Land Team, the Trust has acquired a 30 year lease over 1km of canal, representing almost all the pound between East and West Challow.Challow Lift bridge needed
Restoration of the canal here will take some years and will involve construction of a weir and at least one lift bridge. Much preparatory work remains to be done but this is the best news we have had in the eastern section for many years!