Hollinwood Canal Society News

Monday 1 February 2016

Major trim for offside vegetation

In our January working parties, volunteers from the canal society and Waterway Recovery Group achieved a long desired aim of trimming back vegetation on the offside of the canal near Pinch Farm.

The trees had hung across the canal, sometimes more than half way. We had received many comments about how bad the vegetation was looking. Eventually we were able to negotiate access to the land and work out a plan for how we would tackle the task.

The 'before and after' photos show what a difference the work has made to the the appearance of this stretch of water. The brambles and undergrowth that we cut back to get access to the trees will quickly grow back.

Looking towards Crime Lake - before.

Looking towards Crime Lake - after.

Looking towards the locks - before.

Looking towards the locks - after.