Hollinwood Canal Society News

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Working Party: October 2017

Sunday 22nd October 2017:

Our next working party has now been confirmed for Sunday 22nd October 2017, at Daisy Nook.

Why not come along and help to make a difference? Even if you have not been on a working party before, you will be made welcome! Big muscles are not essential as you can be given work to suit your capabilities!

Meet at Daisy Nook Car Park, Stannybrook Road, at 9.30 am. Strong footwear and waterproof clothing recommended. Lunch and hot drinks provided for a small charge.

Please phone our Working Party Organiser, Mike, on 0161 683 4470 if you need more information.

(Date for your diary: the working party after that will be on Sunday 12th November.)

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Canal History Walk

You are welcome to come on a guided history walk around the historic canal features in Daisy Nook as part of Heritage Open Days.

The walk will start from the café at Daisy Nook Country Park car park at 1.00 pm on Friday 8th September, repeated at the same time on Saturday 16th September.

The walk will be less than two miles, mostly level, at a steady pace with plenty of stops at points of interest.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Working Party: March 2017

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March 2017:

Our next working parties have now been confirmed for the weekend of 4th & 5th March 2017, at Daisy Nook.

Why not come along and help to make a difference? Even if you have not been on a working party before, you will be made welcome! Big muscles are not essential as you can be given work to suit your capabilities!

Meet at Daisy Nook Car Park, Stannybrook Road, at 9.30 am. Strong footwear and waterproof clothing recommended. Lunch and hot drinks provided for a small charge.

Please phone our Working Party Organiser, Mike, on 0161 683 4470 if you need more information.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Impressive results from Working Party


Waterhouses Junction, Daisy Nook Country Park, with a much tidier off-side bank after the Canal Society's latest working party.

Compare the photo above with this earlier photo:


In spite of the weather, which was gloomy, although mostly dry, the team of volunteers managed to complete the work, started last winter, of cutting back vegetation hanging out over (and into) the canal from the off-side. In places the overhanging boughs reached almost to the towpath and it was almost a surprise to see just how wide the canal is in this area!

(More photos will be posted when the weather brightens up!)

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Working Party: January 2017

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th January 2017:

Our next working parties have now been confirmed for the weekend of 7th & 8th January 2017, at Daisy Nook.

Why not come along and help to make a difference? Even if you have not been on a working party before, you will be made welcome! Big muscles are not essential as you can be given work to suit your capabilities!

Meet at Daisy Nook Car Park, Stannybrook Road, at 9.30 am. Strong footwear and waterproof clothing recommended. Lunch and hot drinks provided for a small charge.

Please phone our Working Party Organiser, Mike, on 0161 683 4470 if you need more information.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Event: Heritage Walk, 11th September

For Heritage Open Days 2016, we are offering free guided canal history walks at Daisy Nook.  
Sunday 11th September at 11.00 am, repeated at 1.00 pm.
Starts from outside John Howarth Visitor Centre, Daisy Nook car park, off Newmarket Road / Stannybrook Road.
SatNav postcode M35 9WJ.

Find out about the history of the Droylsden to Hollinwood canal and see some of its remaining heritage features.
About 1.5 miles total distance at a leisurely pace. Toilets and café available at start and finish.
Accessibility: Mostly level towpath with a few gentle slopes. Some steps on return route, but these can be bypassed if needed.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Event: June Working Party

Sunday 5th June 2016: Working Party, Daisy Nook
One-day working party.

Why not come along and join in and make a difference? Even if you have not been on a working party before, you will be made welcome! Big muscles are not essential as you can be given work to suit your capabilities!

Meet at Daisy Nook Car Park, Stannybrook Road, at 9.30 am. Strong footwear and waterproof clothing recommended. Bring own lunch and drinks. Alternatively, hot drinks and snacks are available at the café.

Please phone our Working Party Organiser, Mike, on 0161 683 4470 if you need more information.