Branches East Vale Restoration
Childrey Wharf

Childrey Wharf

This section lies to the north of Childrey village and is partly accessible by public footpath Our extremely co-operative landowners here have given us a lease over this length of canal and we have been working over the last few years to put in suitable field drainage to enable re-watering of the canal. The length includes the wharf, partially restored in 2005 where you can find an information board and living willow seat. The section of the canal lies not far away from the site of Childrey Brickyards.

Completion of this section was the Branch's main activity for 2010. Over the Summer the team worked hard to build from scratch our new weir to control the water level of the canal, fed as it is by field drainage from the west. This was completed in time for the Autumn AGM and received very favourable comments. It does not lie on the public access part of the canal here however if you wish to take a look please contact one of the branch contacts.

During 2010 further hedgerow was planted as we put in a new fence along the towpath field boundary. I am delighted to say that our first Kingfisher was spotted as well.

The Monday Mob, our weekday workparty team have a programme of regular maintenance visits and in addition 2011 should see the erection of a handy seat for walkers to rest on and an information board close to the Childrey New Road is also planned, funding permitting.

 

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September 2010. The end of the Childrey Wharf section..

with newly completed spillwier

Childrey Wharf section
27th November 2010

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Childrey Wharf in the Snow

26th December 2010

Childrey Wharf in the Snow

26th December 2010


 

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 11 April 2011 07:34