Activities: Towpath Restoration, Excavation & Lock Maintenance
Dates: 1st - 8th August
The Lichfield Canal covers a distance of just over seven miles through 30 locks; from Ogley Junction on the Birmingham Canal Navigations to Huddlesford Junction. Although the canal was drained and filled in during the 1960s, work is now well underway to restore this historic canal through the heart of England. Despite attempts to block the canal with the building of the M6 toll road in the 1990s, the restoration of the Lichfield Canal has continued to gather pace. This summer, volunteers will be working at either the Tamworth Road Section or Fosseway Heath Nature Reserve; undertaking lock maintenance, excavating the canal channel, restoring the towpath wall and reinstating the towpath.