Restoration Working Parties

The Wendover Canal Trust’s purpose is the restoration of the Wendover Canal to full navigation, which has already achieved a large Biodiversity Net Gain and will continue to do so. This restoration is undertaken by working parties of our volunteers under the watchful eye of Operations Director Tony Bardwell.

Next Restoration Work Parties

Restoration working parties are held throughout the year, starting on the first Friday of the month, listed below. The summer work parties have been extended to 2 weeks, though they could be shortened or cancelled by bad weather or the virus. We need further help for this highly rewarding work; for further information, please contact Tony Bardwell at or 01296 634973.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Friday 3rd for 2 weeks to Thursday 16th September, 2021
Friday 1st probably for 2 weeks to Thursday 14th October, 2021
Friday 5th probably for ONE week to Thursday 11th November, 2021
​Friday 3rd – Thursday 9th December, 2021
Friday 7th – Thursday 13th January, 2022
Friday 4th – Thursday 10th February, 2022
Friday 4th – Thursday 10th March, 2022
Friday 1st – Thursday 7th April, 2022
Friday 6th – Thursday 12th May, 2022
June 2022 TBA due to Platinum Jubilee Holiday

Recent Restoration Progress

We have finished restoring the canal between the two footbridges 4A and 4, and are just awaiting final sign-off for re-watering this section.  We have now started work from Bridge 4 to Little Tring, starting as usual with “pipe-capping”, laying a protective concrete cover on top of where the pipeline lays in the canal bed. Tony Bardwell’s most recent monthly reports can be found in the Latest Posts below; older ones, and earlier Work Party Newsletters from our then-Restoration Director Roger Leishman, can be found on the Library page of this menu, under the appropriate date.

Tidy Friday Work Parties

Tidy Friday work parties are one day each month of light work, keeping our canal, bridges and towpath looking spick and span and cared for, organised by John Reynolds. For details or to volunteer phone John on 07787 355515. The provisional days are below, and come after the main work parties above. If any of the work parties only run for one week, we may bring these dates forward by a week:

September 17th
October 15th
November 19th
December 17th. 

Latest Restoration Posts and Reports

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