below Lock 19
A sizable team of volunteers from the Waterway Recovery Group and the Hollinwood Canal Society turned up for our week-end work party.
They removed further vegetation that was growing alongside Lock 19, continuing the work from the previous work party. They also cleared reeds from the three short overgrown sections in water between the lock and the Visitor Centre, as well as clearing small trees growing from the wash wall and the canal bed.
Vegetation was cleared from the sides of the circular pound above the lock and from the head of the lock, revealing an iron rubbing strake.
These locations were identified by Oldham Countryside Service, who own the canal route in Daisy Nook Country Park.
Clearing reeds below Lock 19.
Clearing reeds below Lock 19. (Photo: Michael Chase)
The head of Lock 19 after clearance.
Above Lock 19, before...
Below Lock 19, before...
Between Locks 19 and 20, before...
The south side of Waterhouses Aqueduct, before...
Between the Visitor Centre and the former tunnel, before...
Clearing reeds near the Vistor Centre. (Photo: Michael Chase)