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Dear friends,


Just a brief update with details of the coming activities.


The Dickensian was very successful event for selling history books and calendars, but also for collecting information and ideas as a consultation opportunity.


The Nance is on hold at the moment : Asbestos was discovered in the GSK shed where it is stored, so we have been unable to proceed with re-assembly and treatment of the framework. We are seeking  a space that is large enough for us to work on it over the next few months. If anyone has an idea of where we could use, we would be very grateful for the information.


The Brolly Parade is this Friday 6th. Starting at the Auction Market car park at 5.30.  We parade down the towpath to Canal Foot where Croftlands Junior choir will be singing, and Ulverston Town Band playing for the community singing. Refreshments will be available, and a bus ready to shuttle people back to the market after the event. We are a few Marshalls down this year, so if anyone would like to join us with a powerful torch, that would be great.


The Christmas tree is going up Thursday morning. This has been kindly donated by Roger and Sue Arnold, and If you want to get that "lumberjack" feeling for Christmas, and help put it up, join us at 9.00 by the Bay Horse.


If anyone missed our Calendars, or the newly published history book, contact me or pop into the Bay Horse where they are on sale.


Season's greetings to everyone, and many thanks for your support.



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.


UCRG Anchor Festival, 15th-28th October

Thank you to all who contributed to our Anchor Festival. The tow path looked fabulous with all the imaginative creations. Well done to Isabelle whose name was drawn after successfully completing the Trail Sheet. She won a Book Token.

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 or regularly use the facility, a place that encourages tourism for Ulverston and enhances peoples’ lives.


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 and Town Council

  • 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.


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