Activities: Lift bridge construction and towpath refurbishment
Dates: 20th - 27th July 2019
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 years campss will be working towards building one of two new lift bridges needed to bring the Birtley section of canal back into working order. The work will involve creating the foundations, installing the piling and constructing the towpath 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