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.
Update 13th October, 2019
The beautiful weather we had for the Gala Day seems to be a distant memory as we move into our Autumn Event- The Anchor Festival.
The Anchors are going up on Monday 14th, ready for the trail to be enjoyed over the half term period. We have over 60 amazing designs; the imagination and skill shown never ceases to amaze me.
The trail features “bridges” from around the World, hidden on 12 of the anchor sculptures. This is to celebrate the work we have been doing, tidying up the Rolling Bridge so that people can actually see the unique engineering of this Listed structure.
On Wednesday, the interpretive installation will be fitted, explaining the history of the bridge and providing an opportunity to try the interactive movements that demonstrate how it used to open. Chris Brammall has created a fantastic piece of sculpture for everyone to enjoy- the anchor festival is an ideal time to take a stroll and see the work.
Hopefully you will already have had chance to look at the footage on youtube of the incredible images of the bridge in action; courtesy of Paul at SymmetryCGI. There is a link on our website to this.
We would like to thank Bradley Park Community Fund for the grant to enable this.
If anyone has an hour to spare, we are doing a tidy up around the bridge on Thursday 16th, after the installation has been completed (sweeping, weeding, moving any debris)
I will be there 9.00 – 11.00 if you are able to drop by at any point.
Our AGM will be on 20th November. Venue and details will be circulated later.
The Brolly Parade will be setting off the festive season on Friday 6th December. Watch out for posters with details.
Many thanks for your on-going support and keep up to date with what is happening on our website and Facebook.
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.
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.
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.
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.