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Volunteer Day – Life’s Journey Project

Trevor, Steve and Adrian join a group of other volunteers to begin the task of creating a permissive footpath along a section of Lord Rolle’s Canal belonging to Clinton Devon Estates.  (Lord Clinton is a descendant of the Rolle family).

The Rolle Canal & Northern Devon Waterways Society is a beneficiary of a grant from Heritage Lottery Funding organised by the North Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty & Biosphere to promote the Tarka Trail and its historic roots.  This project  is called ‘Life’s Journey’.

This Volunteer Day is the first of a series of committed  days in which volunteers will work on making accessible  features of Lord Rolle’s Canal along the course of the Tarka Trail.

This section of canal, which exhibits some wonderful examples of stone embankment and canal engineering along a very steep-sided river course, has already had fallen trees sawn into manageable lengths and those creating obstructions or potential hazards felled,  requires man-power to clear the towpath and make it a safe (relatively speaking!) footpath for the public to enjoy.