Canal Users


Sailing4Disabled at Over Canal Basin

Sailing4Disabled meets every Tuesday at Over Canal Basin from 11.00 to 14.00. It is open to everyone – whether they have a disability or not. The groups run a number of craft on the Over Basin including Kata-canoes and a wheelchair-friendly Wheelieboat. Full assistance is provided to all to enjoy the water experience including lifejackets. If you are interested in joining them Pete (Long John Silver) Bisson and his experienced […]


Canal Walk Leaflets Updated

Over the past twelve months the six existing Canal Walk leaflets have been updated, and can now be purchased online. A seventh Walk, planned around Ashperton, is in the course of preparation and should be available shortly.  


Water based activities at Over Basin

With lots of activities occurring at our Over Basin location we have allocated days to different organisations as follows; Sailing4Disabled operate on the water on Tuesdays Model Boats use the Water on Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays Discover Paddling use the water on Saturdays The H&GCT working parties day each week is typically Thursday and fishing is allowed via the Yellow Cap Fishing Club (YCFC) See more on the above on […]


Over Festival 2017

Over Festival 2017 Report – Volunteer Jenny Birkett reports on her first Over Festival experience…. ..being a new volunteer, I was impressed to see how the volunteers got on with our jobs in good humour. After Friday’s preparation it was great to see the Festival take shape on Saturday morning in time for the visitors. My role was to help in the refreshment tent very ably organised by Margaret. The […]


Over Basin Walk & Cycle Leaflet

The H&G CT Canal Walk leaflets are proving very popular with members and each includes part of the route of our Canal. We have just published a sixth walk leaflet – although this time it is equally suitable for cycles. Three picturesque routes to Over Basin from the villages of Higham and Maisemore and Gloucester City Docks. All three have well-maintained, all-weather surfaces and are suitable for walking or cycling. This enjoyable […]


Sailing4Disabled

Sailing4Disabled has be running for many years in various guises, but no longer sail actively as a club. Our sub-section, Rowing Pirates does however meet regularly at Over Basin. We are a mixed ability group that get together every Tuesday to row/paddle a Katakanu up and down the Over Basin/Vineyard Hill section of the Hereford and Gloucester canal Background Originating in the ‘Sailing 4 Disabled’ group, external changes meant we found […]


Gloucester and District Model Boat Club

We meet weekly at a number of sailing venues including Gloucester Docks, Over canal basin at the Gloucester end of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire canal and Saul Junction at the junction of the Gloucester-Sharpness canal and the Stroud Water canal. Further information on these sites can be found by clicking on the Sailing Venues tab on our website. Our Club was founded around 1990 and has grown from a small […]


Sailing4Disabled

The H&G CT is very pleased to welcome another regular user at Over Sailing4Disabled. The club now meets every Tuesday between 11 and 2 at Over Canal Basin and it is open to anyone – whether they have a disability or not. The club’s leader, Pete Bisson says “The way our club measures its success is if people come back over and over again and that makes us think that […]


Hereford and Gloucester Canal Walks

Hereford and Gloucester Canal Walks A series of walks leaflets are available covering parts of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal through the two counties. There are now five walks available – all of which are proving very popular with both local people and visitors to the area. Each walk is illustrated with photos of points of interest and a clear map of the route. The leaflets can be obtained from […]


Over Autumn Festival 2011

Over Autumn Canal Festival 2011 The year’s second festival weekend at Over was again blessed with dry weather. The new attractions for the weekend included some very beautiful birds of prey and a boat horse called Gypsy Queen who was a firm favourite with the visitors. Trips around the basin in Mister Maysey proved very popular as did guided tours to our newly acquired restoration site at Vineyard Hill.  A good […]


Aylestone Boat Gathering – May 2011

Aylestone Boat Gathering – May 2011. Over 2,100 was the estimated attendance over the day of the Aylestone Boat Gathering at Aylestone Park in Hereford on 22 May 2011. Families enjoyed all the activities and attractions on offer including steam engines, vintage cars, and boat trips. The event was arranged to celebrate the completion of the new slipway as the first phase of our restoration of this section of the […]