Dates: 11th - 18th July 2020
Activities: Bridge Construction
The Wey & Arun Canal was opened in 1816 as a safe route from London to ports such as Portsmouth. It was abandoned in 1871 but significant restoration work has been carried out since the 1970s. Volunteers on this year’s camps will be working towards building the second of two new lift bridges needed to bring the Birtley section of canal back into working order. The work will involve preparing the site for future work and to begin the construction of the bridge. This camp is a perfect opportunity for budding engineers and construction enthusiasts to experience first-hand what it takes to work on a significant infrastructure project.