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Founding members of the committee will be stepping down at the end of the financial year, including the Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
We will be updating the website over the next few days and it will remain as a resource for those wanting more information about the canal.
If new members do not come forward the group will be disbanded. Those who are interested in becoming a committee member please contact Thank you.

Opening of the new Rolling Bridge, Interactive, Installation.
Thank you to everyone involved who helped raise funds and shared their knowledge and time. Also, thanks to Beth Pipe for the great video she made of the opening. You can view it here.

Who are we?


We are a group of people who wish to preserve and enhance this beautiful amenity for the community. We want the canal to be a welcoming attraction that will enhance the lives of all those who live near it and a place that encourages tourism for Ulverston.


We hope that the friends who live or work nearby, or regularly use the canal will:

  • Keep a watch on what is happening

  • Pass on concerns or ideas to the group

  • Support events organised to celebrate and use the canal

  • Sign up as a member of the group

In return, the group will:

  • Liaise and negotiate with the owners

  • Organise events and festivals to enhance leisure opportunities

  • Apply for funding grants

If you wish to register your support and interest for UCRG send an email to, or use our CONTACT PAGE, to be added to the circulation list.


We hope that with your support we can make a real difference to the canal.  Please spread the word and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Thank you!

Seldom Seen Walks

A free app called Seldom Seen is a walking audio tour which explores the hidden assets, stories, histories and nature of the wider area of Morecambe Bay. The walks cover Ulverston Canal Foot, Backbarrow, Hincaster and Heversham, Fort Walney and Sunderland Point.  You can download it from the Apple Store or Google Play.  There are also beautiful paper maps you can buy. More information can be found at Art Gene.

Charity Status
As of August 2018 we are a charity!
We're very pleased to announce that we have been accepted for charity status.  Thank you to everyone for your continued support.

​Environmental Award

We were were surprised and very pleased to have won the Heart of Ulverston Environmental Volunteer Award!  Thank you to all who voted and many thanks for everyone's continued support.


Heart of Ulverston Awards Environmental Volunteer Group
Ulverston Canal Regeneration Charity Logo