Upcoming events

We have some events coming up that you may be interested in attending.

This coming Saturday (13th) we are walking from Lansdowne Park up the canal to Perdiswell and then back again. The purpose of the walk is to look at possible projects along the way, identifying areas that could be improved, etc., plus we will also keeping a track of wildlife in the area.

We will start at Lansdowne Park at 10am, but feel free to join us along the way. You can give Matt a call (07726303517) if you want to know where we are.

The following Saturday (20th) Plastic Free Worcester are organising a litter pick along both sides of the River Severn. You can register your interest on their Facebook event here. The event starts at 10am at two alternative locations: 

  • Group 1 – Meet at The Pump House Environment Centre to the new bridge at Diglis
  • Group 2 – Meet on the River path behind the Wheatsheaf Pub, Henwick Road to the new bridge at Diglis.

Wildlife Week: 10th – 18th September

Our canal is an important wildlife resource. It provides a wildlife ‘corridor’ which allows wildlife to move freely between the river and the wider countryside. Worcester Canal Group, together with the Worcester, Birmingham & Droitwich Canal Society, wants to protect it.

But first, we need to find out what species of wildlife use the canal ‘corridor’. We have organised a ‘wildlife week’ along the canal with specialist events and a wildlife survey so that we can build up a picture of wildlife along the Worcester Canal. Come and join us! All welcome.

By Charlesjsharp - Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42036616Saturday 10th September: ‘Moth Breakfast’ led by expert James Hitchcock.

Come along to see what moths have been attracted to our Moth Trap overnight.

8am-9.30am at Plot 8 Lansdowne Road Allotments.

£2 fee. Refreshments available. Pre-booking advisable. Email info@worcestercanalwildlife.org.uk

Flower WalkFriday 16th September: ‘A Flower Walk’ led by expert Mary Green.

11.30am -12.30pm meet at Lansdowne Park. Free.

No need to book.

Wildlife Survey 10th-18th September

Wildlife SurveySpend an hour observing wildlife along the canal or join in one of our sessions. Meet at the towpath benches by Wolverton Road.

Sunday 11th September 12 noon – 2pm

Wednesday 14th September 4pm – 6pm

Saturday 17th September 10am – 12 noon

Online monitoring forms available from here.

You can download and print a form from here.

Alternatively, you can pick up some survey forms from 25 Shrubbery Road or 133 Lansdowne Road.