Canal Trust Events


We are restoring the Hereford & Gloucester Canal to be a fantastic green corridor that visitors can enjoy.

We encourage local communities and groups to engage with us at every opportunity.

To further this the Trust arranges or promotes a wide variety of events throughout the year for H&G CT Members and the wider public to enjoy.

These include;

  • Evening Social Meetings, Lectures and Talks,
  • Sending our Sales and Publicity Team to country and canal related shows and exhibitions,
  • Open Days at our Canal Restoration Sites,
  • Canal Walks
  • The Trust’s own weekly canal infrastructure restoration work parties, 

See more on all these below…

Monthly Social and Speaker Meetings

Social evenings are generally held on the 3rd Thursday of most months at our regular haunt, The Royal Oak Inn, Much Marcle, Herefordshire HR8 2ND.

The Royal Oak is an excellent venue and we try to host interesting speakers on a wide range of topics. Everyone is welcome.

For more information on the Royal Oak, please telephone 01531 660300.

All meetings are at 7.30 for 8.00 pm unless otherwise stated. Please support our monthly meetings and tell your friends.

Please note there will be an admission charge of £2.00.

 

Social Evening Diary

Thu
18
Apr2024

Monthly Social Meeting - April 2024

Come and join us for our monthy social gathering

Starting at 7.30pm and continuing until 10.30pm

at The Royal Oak Inn

Much Marcle, Herefordshire HR8 2ND

Find out more...

Thu
16
May2024

Monthly Social Meeting - May 2024

Come and join us for another of our regular monthy social gathering and speaker meetings

Starting at 7.30pm and continuing until 10.30pm

at The Royal Oak Inn

Much Marcle, Herefordshire HR8 2ND

Find out more...

Over Festival on the Canal

The ‘Over Festival on the Canal’ has been the H&GCT’s flagship event taking place ever year over a weekend in August.

The site including the canal basin at Over is regularly visited by more than 1000 people to savour and discover and enjoy the wide variety of attractions.

The site is shared by The Trust’s former The Wharf House, the AA-Red Rosette-awarded Restaurant with Rooms, which has now been re-named The Lock Keepers, and leased to a third party operator.

Entrance to the Festival was free for all to enjoy the usual sideshows and stalls associated with a family fun day out, with a normally watery theme commonly enhanced by visitor participation.

Attractions typically included a Model Boat regatta, various displays and the H&GCT’s very own flotilla of restored heritage boats providing tours of the canal to Vineyard Hill.

Large marquees housed a range of local produce and crafts for sale, including local beers, cider and perry, whilst a comprehensive programme of live music was usually to be expected on the river terrace with The Wharf House providing refreshments of Tapas and a hugely successful Beer Festival.

Canal Trust Open Days

In addition to the Festival on the Canal at Over, the H&GCT remains keen to discuss its plans with local communities and has organised regular Open Days at Aylestone Park in Hereford, Yarkhill, and Oxenhalll and Newent.

We also try to hold a Winter Bazaar towards the end of each year – in the past these have been in Ledbury or Newent.

Festival and Open Days Diary

Details for 2024 coming soon …

Sales and Promotion Events with the H&GCT Roadshow

Raising funds for and awareness of the Trust’s work is vital in maintaining progress with the Canal’s restoration.

Our Sales and Information Stand can be seen at many Waterways and Country Shows during the year.

We have two small teams of volunteers based at Hereford and Gloucester to cover both local and national events.

Why not have a good day out with the H&G CT?

Come and visit, or better still, join us on the stand – We cannot promise that you will see the world with us but you may visit an area that is new to you – and we always do our utmost to ensure that you have some time to look around – and your admission to the event will be free!

We urgently need additional volunteers to help us at these interesting events.

Our small but well-established teams will make you very welcome!  Please contact us to discuss where and when you can get involved.

Sat
08
Jun2024

Our Sales and Promotion Team and their stand will be attending this event

Sales and Promotions Team go to Ledbury Community Day

at Various locations in Ledbury Town Centre including St Katherine’s Hall, The Burgage Hall and The Community Centre

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Sat
29
Jun2024

Our Sales and Promotion Team and their stand will be attending this event

Sales and Promotions Team go to Braunston Historic Boat Rally

at Braunston Marina, Grand Union Canal, Braunston, Northants, NN11 7JH

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Sat
13
Jul2024

Our Sales and Promotion Team and their stand will be attending this event

Sales and Promotions Team go to Evesham River Festival

at Evesham River Festival - Waterside, Evesham WR11 1BT

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Regular Activities at Over Basin

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Canal Restoration Site Team Work Days

Tue
16
Apr2024

Malswick Site Team Day

Our Malswick Team meet on site every Tuesday and are currently working on creating a new section of canal channel approximately 700m in length. 

at Malswick Canal Construction Site

B4215 east of Malswick House pub

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Tue
23
Apr2024

Malswick Site Team Day

Our Malswick Team meet on site every Tuesday and are currently working on creating a new section of canal channel approximately 700m in length. 

at Malswick Canal Construction Site

B4215 east of Malswick House pub

Find out more...

Tue
05
Mar2024

Malswick Site Team Day

Our Malswick Team meet on site every Tuesday and are currently working on creating a new section of canal channel approximately 700m in length. 

at Malswick Canal Construction Site

B4215 east of Malswick House pub

Find out more...

Thu
07
Mar2024

Yarkhill Team Day

Our Yarkhill team meets on a Thursday and are currently maintaining a previously cleared 900 metre canal corridor for the benefit of walkers and are working on developing a further 300 metre section.

Starting at 9.30am approx and continuing until 3.00pm approx

at The Yarkhill project extends northwestwards from the A4103 at Crew's Pitch, 1700m north of Yarkhill village and just west of Monkhide

A4103 Crew's Pitch HR1 3SU

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Sun
10
Mar2024

Kymin Site Team Day at Crew's Pitch

The team are meeting at 9:30 for a day at Crew’s Pitch. We will be working at Crew’s pitch for the foreseeable future every 2nd Sunday of the month. We would be happy to see you for just the morning or afternoon. Please do contact the site leader if you are coming so we can give directions to the site.

Starting at 9.30am approx and continuing until 4.30pm approx

at Check with organiser

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Tue
12
Mar2024

Malswick Site Team Day

Our Malswick Team meet on site every Tuesday and are currently working on creating a new section of canal channel approximately 700m in length. 

at Malswick Canal Construction Site

B4215 east of Malswick House pub

Find out more...

Thu
14
Mar2024

Yarkhill Team Day

Our Yarkhill team meets on a Thursday and are currently maintaining a previously cleared 900 metre canal corridor for the benefit of walkers and are working on developing a further 300 metre section.

Starting at 9.30am approx and continuing until 3.00pm approx

at The Yarkhill project extends northwestwards from the A4103 at Crew's Pitch, 1700m north of Yarkhill village and just west of Monkhide

A4103 Crew's Pitch HR1 3SU

Find out more...

Tue
19
Mar2024

Malswick Site Team Day

Our Malswick Team meet on site every Tuesday and are currently working on creating a new section of canal channel approximately 700m in length. 

at Malswick Canal Construction Site

B4215 east of Malswick House pub

Find out more...

Thu
21
Mar2024

Yarkhill Team Day

Our Yarkhill team meets on a Thursday and are currently maintaining a previously cleared 900 metre canal corridor for the benefit of walkers and are working on developing a further 300 metre section.

Starting at 9.30am approx and continuing until 3.00pm approx

at The Yarkhill project extends northwestwards from the A4103 at Crew's Pitch, 1700m north of Yarkhill village and just west of Monkhide

A4103 Crew's Pitch HR1 3SU

Find out more...

Tue
26
Mar2024

Malswick Site Team Day

Our Malswick Team meet on site every Tuesday and are currently working on creating a new section of canal channel approximately 700m in length. 

at Malswick Canal Construction Site

B4215 east of Malswick House pub

Find out more...

Thu
28
Mar2024

Yarkhill Team Day

Our Yarkhill team meets on a Thursday and are currently maintaining a previously cleared 900 metre canal corridor for the benefit of walkers and are working on developing a further 300 metre section.

Starting at 9.30am approx and continuing until 3.00pm approx

at The Yarkhill project extends northwestwards from the A4103 at Crew's Pitch, 1700m north of Yarkhill village and just west of Monkhide

A4103 Crew's Pitch HR1 3SU

Find out more...

Please email the site before arriving as they may be elsewhere on the day you decide to come and visit – we would hate to miss you.

Not sure which site or you would like to just chat about volunteering with the H&G Canal Trust?

Please email us at  volunteering@h-g-canal.org.uk

We at the Trust are keen to expand our operations on our current sites, and to build additional teams to work on new sites at locations such as Newent Station.

In particular, we are looking for new Team Leaders – so if you would like to be involved in the leadership of a site please contact us with an email to  volunteering@h-g-canal.org.uk.

Upcoming Festival and Open Day News

Watch this space …

Past Event Stories