Every month we take our boats from their base at Portland Basin about one hour down the canal to Droylsden. There we collect donations from nearby houses which are later recycled or sold in our charity shop. On Sundays the trip is held during the day so there’s time to have a chat and some lunch after the collection before the trip back to base. On Monday and Tuesdays the trips are in the evening so the return is made straight away.
These trips are a wonderful introduction into canal life, working a boat, the industrial heritage of the canal system and to the Wooden Canal Boat Society itself. We encourage all new volunteers to come along and meet us in this way.
These are the details of trips for the rest of 2016 (however do ring Chris Leah on 07931 952037 first especially if there are a few of you coming)
SUNDAYS leaving Portland Basin at 9.30 am, probably returning around 4pm depending on how many donations are collected. Bring your own lunch.
MONDAYS & TUESDAYS leaving Portland Basin at 6pm, probably returning around 9.30pm
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY
JULY 3rd 4th 5th
AUGUST 7th 8th 9th
SEPTEMBER 4th 5th 6th
OCTOBER 2nd 3rd 4th
NOVEMBER 6th 7th 8th
DECEMBER 4th 5th 6th