The Reed Cutters are here

Reed cutting on restored canal channel – Over Basin and Vineyard Hill

Two reed cutting boats have been hired by the Trust to undertake reed clearance works along the canal channel extending away from Over Basin towards Hereford. 

One boat is fitted with a hydraulic boom and a cutting implement, whilst the second has a boom equipped with a large rake.

Both were launched from the Over Basin slipway, and have large rotating paddles to propel them through the water.

Click on the images below to see video footage of the work in progress…

The reed boat going into the water, (unfortunately not this fast in real life)

The reed boat working it way through the reeds (real time)

The reed boat working it way up (not this fast in real life)