Next Restoration Work Party ...
... runs Friday April 4th until Thursday April 10th - do come along and see what we do - new volunteers will be most welcome and are needed to continue the job - if you would like to help please call restoration director Roger Leishman on 01442 874536 for details
Any help will be greatly appreciated - thankyou
You can update on our work party progress in our December Work News here
January 100 club winners announced !
We had a record breaking jackpot of over £200 Club 100 is a fundraising lottery, with half the subscriptions going to restoration funds and the rest to the prize kitty. There were 169 lucky numbers in the draw, the highest number since club 100 started back in October 1997. Thankyou to all who have helped to achieve this details here
If you would like a chance of winning a genuine cash prize in April, join today. Club 100 is exclusive to current Trust members, contact Katherine for more details - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the application form here
Walk - Tring Reservoirs & Wendover Arm
A new self guided walk entitled "Water in Reserve" has just been published by the Royal Geographical Society in their Discovering Britain series - details here
A pdf version of the full guide with maps to print and take with you is available here
CRT Open Day at Apsley Lock on the
Grand Union - Jan 12th 2014
The lock has been drained for replacement of the gates & visitors were taken down to see it from the bottom - including all of the rubbish dumped by the public including a shopping trolley, a mobile phone, bottles and car wheels !
The Wendover Arm - now navigable for 1½ lock-free miles from Bulbourne to Little Tring winding hole!
The Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal provides a scenic and tranquil route from Bulbourne to Wendover - built as a feeder to provide much needed water to the Tring summit on the Grand Union.
For a small additional cost the canal was made navigable and opened in 1797.
Unfortunately it soon suffered from leakage and by 1870 over 30 locks per day were being lost. Despite many attempts to stop these leaks, the canal was closed to traffic in 1897 and stop planks were installed at Little Tring. The Arm was permanently closed in 1904 and the water diverted by a pipeline running under the dry bed of the canal.
The Wendover Arm Trust was formed in early 1989 to raise funds and to actively work to restore the Wendover Arm to full navigation. It is a registered charity.
Phase One of the restoration, the replacement of the filled-in bridge at Little Tring and the restoration of a short length of canal, was completed and opened to navigation early in 2005.
Although the Trust has been very successful in raising money for this restoration effort our funds will rapidly dwindle as we continue working on Phase 2 - the restoration between Little Tring and Drayton Beauchamp.
See how our restoration is progressing here
You can support the restoration by online donation here by clicking either BT Mydonate
or Golden Giving here ...
... or sponsor concrete lining blocks for the canal bed through
"Blockaid" .. just fill out our Blockaid Sponsorship Form
... or if you would like to join our volunteer working parties and
get involved with the practical restoration please contact
restoration director Roger Leishman (Tel:01442 874536)
See the Arm in 1½ mins ! time lapse video here
The Wendover Arm Trust work closely with
Thank you for your help & support !
The site is developing and we would welcome feedback plus suggestions for content & offers of pictures illustrating aspects of the Wendover Arm including leisure activities, wild life, and it's history - please e-mail to :
Full contact details - here