Wildflower meadows & Kayaking at Capel’s Mill – Thames & Severn Canal

Posted on 14. Jul, 2015 by in Community, Environment & Nature, Featured, Sport

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Thames & Severn Canal, Capel’s Mill, Stroud 20th June 2015. They write:

Stroud Festival of Nature along with other organizations, celebrate the Community Waterside Park which has evolved following the reconstruction of 330 metres of the Thames & Severn Canal, which had been destroyed by a much needed 1980s road scheme. A subsequent landfill had obliterated the once beautiful mill pond above Capel’s Mill, and even surrounded some of the brick pillars of the railway viaduct. A weekend public walkthrough of the new concrete channel had generated a lot of public interest, and members of the Institute of Civil Engineers, together with trainees, had visited the site shortly after the new canal section was put into water. With new footpaths, commemorative benches, fingerposts, picnic benches the whole area is becoming a rich meadowland with insects and butterflies.  The Stroud Valleys Project, using teams of volunteers, has worked closely with the Cotswold Canals Trust and Stroud District Council, carrying out strategic planting and seeding.  Nailsworth Rotary Club and volunteer horticulturalists have carried out specialist planting, and the detailed interpretation panels are equally as fascinating to the casual visitor or school group. The Stroud Valley Canoe Club take full advantage of this unique site.

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