Wendover Arm Trust – December 2020

Volunteers tree planting behind the winding hole

During December 2020 volunteers from the Wendover Arm Trust planted 420 saplings in the area behind the completed winding hole. The saplings were kindly provided by the Woodland Trust and comprised a wide variety with Goat Willow, Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Hazel and Downy Birch. This follows a previous planting of 130 trees near the former pumping station at Whitehouses. They have registered with “Plant Britain” crusade which was started by BBC “Countryfile” in December 2020.

The Trust has now cleared and re-lined the canal to Bridge 4 and re-watering of this section is planned for the Spring. This will add a further 246 metres to the 960 metres already in water from Drayton Beauchamp.  A further 852 metres needs completing to join up with Phase 1 which is fully navigable from the junction with the Grand Union canal.

Considerable costs will be incurred to complete this section and the Trust is seeking funds from various potential avenues.